Advocacy

Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace – POSH Act, 2013

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has empanelled SIAAP to conduct training and capacity building on Prevention of Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place, in Tamil Nadu. We provide customised training on POSH Act 2013 to interested institutions. We are part of Internal Complaints Committee of Industries and Companies as NGO representative, working for the cause of women. Please contact us at admin.siaap@siaapindia.org for more details.

 

SIAAP advocates and supports local disenfranchised communities to fight for their rights, and works with state agencies to ensure the government fulfil its obligation to its citizens.

 

4th April 2019

Women’s March for Change, Chennai

As a national initiative, women from all walks of life, across the country, marched together on the 4th April, 2019 to reject the current environment of hate and violence and to claim their constitutional rights as citizens of a democratic republic. The march was organised to unite voices of dissent against the targeted attacks on the constitutional rights of women in India.

In Chennai, Prajnya, organisation working for gender equity and to end all forms of violence against women, organised the March in partnership with Penn Thozhilalar Sangam (PTS). The March was lead by Ms. Sujatha Mody, Ms. Sudaroli and several women workers along with men who felt for the cause. SIAAP team joined the group in solidarity and signed the petition.

26th June 2018
Anna Head Post Office, Mount Road, Chennai

In solidarity, SIAAP joined the protest called for by the Informal workers’ Union, to demonstrate against the Central Government’s new framed laws that curtails benefits such as ESI, etc

25th June 2018
ICSA Centre, Egmore, Chennai

Re-thinking Labor, Consent and Agency: Discussion on Anti-trafficking Bill, 2017
Key points discussed:
– It is on the ‘Raid-Rescue-Rehabilitate’ mode
– All people including migrant workers, sex workers, Transgenders, etc – voluntary / on their own will / trafficked – are all considered trafficked under this Bill
– If the current form of the Bill is passed as an Act, then it overrides all other preceding Acts and the favourable provisions provided
– In general, laws are framed in order to protect the interests of people but this Bill is drafted in a way that it neither provides economic stability, social recognition or legal protection.
It is essential that all people from all walks of life unite together to voice out their opinion and insist that this Bill is revised to safeguard the interests of our people

Panellists:
Sujatha Modi – Women Workers Trade Union
Kalpana Karunakaran – IIT Madras
Aadhilakshmi – Advocate, High Court
Muktha – UKMO
Vijayalakshmi & Vijaya – Vadamalar
Jaya – Sahodharan
Sankari – Nirangal
Shyamala Nataraj – SIAAP, Chennai

24th June 2018
Egmore, Chennai

As part of Tamil Nadu Rainbow Coalition, SIAAP and Vadamalar participated in the Pride March to show support and solidarity seeking support and understanding of sexual minorities – LGBTQI. It was proud moment to SIAAP when the Founder and Executive Director was invited to flag off the event. She thanked and appreciated the organisers and invited people to participate in the discussion on Anti-Trafficking Bill, the following day.