Enact a Sexual Harassment Act

Proposer:

Rusni Tajari

Affiliations:

Women's Aid Organisation (WAO)

Policy Code:

2c Women

Problem Statement / Issue:

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 and Call to Action:

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

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