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Producers Guild of India forms committee to address sexual harassment at work

Producers Guild of India forms committee to address sexual harassment at work

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MUMBAI: The #Metoo campaign has finally caught the eye of the industry. The Producers Guild of India has formed a committee in order to make the industry safer and more productive for women employees. This committee will address the issues of sexual harassment at the workplace.

Sneha Rajani will lead the committee along with Apoorva Mehta, Ekta Kapoor, Fazila Allana, Jyoti Deshpande, Kiran Rao, Kulmeet Makkar, Madhu Bhojwani, Priti Shahani, Rohan Sippy, Siddharth Roy Kapur and Vijay Singh.

The first meeting took place on 10 October where the members were sent a copy of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace law and were asked to implement them soon, in case they haven’t been done yet.

The guild will also organise specialised workshops with the support of professional agencies, to guide the members in how to implement robust processes and best practices to deal with sexual harassment at their workplaces - whether in their offices or on the sets of their productions.

The guild will organise multiple sessions of these workshops over the coming weeks and months, to enable all the members and their teams to participate. The special committee that has been set in place will meet frequently in the coming days to ensure that this is an ongoing and sustained effort that will lead to a safer environment for all members of our industry.

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