Saturday, January 20, 2018

Need for laws to protect women in workplace *


“The trauma experienced by women who are abused by men in positions of power reaches not only the victims but family, friends, and coworkers. We must now act to get sexual harassment legislation which can be implemented…

“These are the words of Hazel Brown: (Saturday Express, December 2), speaking on behalf of the Network of NGOs of T&T. Also very poignant and included in the same article are the words of Charlene Pedro, president of the Association of Female Executives of T&T, who said “This is a problem that has been swept under the carpet for far too long.”

That in 2017 there is no specific and explicit legislation to protect women and girls from sexual harassment in the workplace is indeed an indictment on the lawmakers of this country and speaks to the existence of a backward society that appears to be frozen in time, caught in a time warp or both.

 

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