Enact a Sexual Harassment Act

By:

Rusni Tajari

Affiliations:

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Policy Code:

2c Women

Problem Statement:

Existing laws/standards on sexual harassment exist in the Employment Act and the Code of Practice do not sufficiently address sexual harassment in all contexts.

Value(s) and Belief(s):

To end gender-based violence

Proposal of Solution:

Table and Enact an independent Sexual Harassment Bill. Including;
- To comprehensively define sexual harassment
- Expand protections against it, and creates standards for all organisations (workplace, public space operators, educational institutions, etc)
- Creates oversight mechanism and tribunal to offer redress that is less expensive and burdensome than going through the civil court

Additional Information:

Further reading; Key Proposals and Asks on the Sexual Harassment Bill. Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bUgYlpfore_6XRY-gGbg7PrfuPFESupk/edit

Translation

Isu dan Polisi Semasa:

Undang-undang serta piawaian mengenai gangguan seksual yang wujud dalam Akta Pekerjaan dan Kod Amalan tidak mencukupi untuk menangani gangguan seksual dalam semua konteks.

Nilai-nilai dan Kepercayaan:

Untuk menghapuskan keganasan berasaskan gender

Penyelesaian:

Bentang dan gubal RUU Anti-Gangguan Seksual tersendiri termasuk:
- Memasukkan definisi gangguan seksual secara komprehensif
- Mewujudkan piawaian untuk semua organisasi (tempat kerja, ruang awam, institusi pendidikan, dll)
- Mewujudkan mekanisme pemantauan, termasuk tribunal supaya mangsa boleh mendapatkan perlindungan dan pampasan dengan cepat dan sesuai.

Informasi Tambahan:

Further reading; Key Proposals and Asks on the Sexual Harassment Bill. Link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bUgYlpfore_6XRY-gGbg7PrfuPFESupk/edit