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Training on child protection and preventing sexual harassment at the workplace

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Training on child protection and preventing sexual harassment at the workplace

The importance of child protection and prevention of sexual harassment cannot be emphasized enough and should be at the core of what organisations try to inculcate in their employees, especially sport and development organisations.

Pro Sport Development (PSD) organised a four-day training workshop for its coaches and support staff at its Bhubaneswar office. Two days of the training were reserved for the topics of prevention of sexual harassment at the workplace (PSHW) and safeguarding and protecting children.

Major emphasis was laid on making the trainees understand PSD’s policies relating to child protection and sexual harassment. PSD believes it is the duty of the organisation to ensure the safety of the children from different forms of abuse and to create a conducive environment for children to thrive and become confident individuals.

The first part of the training was conducted to make PSD’s Bhubaneshwar team aware of different forms of child abuse, what indicators are associated with a particular abuse and also how it affects the child mentally and physically. The team was also trained on handling different situations and what appropriate action is required as per the organisation policy.

PSD is committed to creating and maintaining a secure work environment where its employees and partners can work together in an atmosphere free of harassment, exploitation and intimidation caused by acts of sexual harassment, highly prevalent in the context of Indian workplaces. The second part of the training saw Suheil Tandon, director-founder of PSD along with Harveen Singh, strategy, collaboration and HR manager, deliver a workshop with the team to help them understand what constitutes sexual harassment, how it can be addressed and what is the responsibility of PSD’s employees in ensuring a positive work environment.

The PSHW training also went through quiz sessions where the trainees were asked to analyse a situation and pick out an answer on topics of sexual harassment and child protection. The quizzes were then discussed among the trainers and trainees to identify any knowledge gaps to ensure proper understanding of the subjects.

[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016 - 00:00