Executive Committee Decisions

As you all know Executive Committee is the highest body of decision making in Swecha.

This is to hereby announce that the Executive Committee of Swecha has decided to post decisions made at every EC meeting to our website 'https://www.swecha.org'

Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013

Swecha is now <b>Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013</b> enabled

A step towards building even more healthy community.

As part of this, we would

1. Ensure awareness, orientation and communicate a detailed policy to community members.
2. Create forums for dialogue (in-person and online) about gender sensitization in all regions and sub communities.
3. Ensure the Complaints Committee is trained in both skill and capacity.
4. Widely publicize contact details of Complaints Committee and ways to reach it.

Read this Handbook for details: https://www.iitk.ac.in/wc/data/Handbook%20on%20Sexual%20Harassment%20of%...


To report any sexual harassment cases, write to posh@swecha.org

Rural india & We in the digital age : P.Sainath

Rural india & We in the digital age.

Freedomfest 2017 Held at MVGR College , Vizainagaram

Swecha in association with the M-GLUG organized FreedomFest 2k17 on 18th,19th February 2017 at MVGR College,Vizanagaram. About 130 students attended the session

FreedomFest 2017

In FreedomFest 2k17, around 130 students participated and had a hands on sessions on Drupal(CMS) and Selenium(Testing Tool)

Swecha demands Order of the District Magistrate banning any criticism on social media on exchange of old currency to be withdrawn immediately

The District Magistrate of Indore has issued an order – Order/2956/RADM/2016, Indore/Date 14/11/2016 under Section 144 – banning any criticism on social media such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp, etc., on exchange of old currency that is “objectionable” or can “cause incitement”. The order is attached here. This, in effect, is a blanket ban on any criticism of the Government on its failure to provide sufficient new notes for the old Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes that it has demonetised. Clearly, having failed to remonetise the economy and putting the common man to immense hardship, the government now wants to clamp down on all criticism on its failures.

The use of Section 144 for censorship of social media also goes far beyond what the Supreme Court has held in its various judgements. The Supreme       Court, in Madhu Limaye and Anr v. Ved Murti and Ors. ((1970) 3 SCC 746), held that the use of Section 144 is justified only for prevention of public disturbance or violence, and urgency as the only ground for using this section.

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