POSH at Work

C.O.V.I.D Call Out Violence In times of Distress

POSH at Work
Online (28 Apr 2020@ 11:00 am - 28 Apr 2020@ 12:30 pm)

C.O.V.I.D Call Out Violence In times of Distress

C.O.V.I.D Call Out Violence In times of Distress

* WEBINAR ON APRIL 28, 11:00AM to 12:30PM


28th April 


11:00am to 12:30pm

In light of the growing violence during the lockdown, here is what will be covered:

  1. How to recognize signs of violence?
  2. What are the factors perpetrating violence?
  3. What are the self-care strategies that can be recruited during lockdown?
  4. What kind of support is available during lockdown?
  5. What are the legal provisions one must be aware of?

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About “C.O.V.I.D.: Call Out Violence in times of Distress”:And WHO CAN ATTEND : 


In the last few weeks there has been a noticeable spike in complaints of violence as an increasing number of individuals are reaching out to respective government or other authorities requesting for help and protection from perpetrators of violence. Authorities have found it increasingly difficult to deal with such a sudden spike and have adopted various kinds of means to ensure protection and further prevention from such violence. Many facing such violence are also not speaking about the same for various reasons.

C.O.V.I.D.” will be specifically focusing on increase in violence against children, women, elderly or anyone else at home in times of this lockdown which may be of a physical nature, mental, emotional or sexual. It will cover the background of such violence and discuss ways in which it could be dealt with better. It will also look at the following:

  1.  How to recognize signs of violence?
  2. What are the factors perpetrating violence?
  3. What are the self-care strategies that can be recruited during lockdown?
  4. What kind of support is available during lockdown?
  5. What are the legal provisions one must be aware of?



Sana Hakim (Advocate – High Court, Litigation Expert, External Member)

Sana Hakim holds an LL.B. Degree from the prestigious Government Law College, Mumbai and a Masters of Law Degree from the Mumbai University. She specialises in family and criminal laws especially laws related to crime against women such as sexual harassment, domestic violence etc. She has several years of experience in practising in the Bombay High Court, Sessions Court, Family Court and various Magistrate Courts around Mumbai and Thane, in the field of family law and criminal law.

Apart from the above, more specifically pertaining to the prevention of sexual harassment at workplace, she has also conducted several talks, lectures and interactions with management of several organizations as well as complainants / victims, played an active role in conducting of inquiry in various cases and facilitated filing of criminal complaints, F.I.R (if required) and briefing and counselling on legal consequences of filing false complaints and prevention thereof. She is also visiting faculty in a Government aided Law College since 4 years and teaches the degree as well as Diploma courses, including subjects like Constitution of India, Indian Penal Code, Legal Language, Trademarks and Jurisprudence. She has conducted 300+ trainings on this subject.

Ms. Pallavi Poswal completed her Bachelors in Arts in 2003 from Panjab University and her Masters in Psychology in 2005 from the same university. She majored in Child Psychology. In the past, she has worked with Physiotherapists and Speech therapists to help differently abled children with borderline learning abilities to train them so that they are able to carry out their daily routine & basic activities independently. Her rich background of working with children enables her to be sensitive and understand delicate scenarios with great ease. It enables her to have the skill of understanding psyche and the finer nuances related to human behavior.

With POSH at Work, she assists the Firm in providing services related to the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. In this regard, she conducts sessions in various organizations to create employee awareness and to train managers about their roles and responsibilities in the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace. She also conducts training programs for internal committee members. She has conducted 50+ sessions so far.

She has also been working as an external member and has supported various organizations by being a part of several conciliation / inquiries related to complaints of sexual harassment at workplace. She has conducted 20+ inquiries / conciliations.

As a psychologist, while she is sensitive and objective in her approach of handling complaints of sexual harassment, as part of POSH at Work, she is also able to apply the legal knowledge and skills to handle complaints of this nature as per requirements of law. She keeps herself regularly updated on case laws from various Indian courts, news, scenarios and other updates on this law to be able to deal with challenges effectively.


POSH at Work (PAW - www.poshatwork.com) is an India firm that super specialises on the Indian law against sexual harassment at workplace - the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (POSH Law) and provides assistance to organizations on the compliance of POSH Law and related matters.

It is one of the first 29 organizations to be empanelled by Ministry of Women & Child Development (Government of India) in 2017 to conduct Training/Awareness Sessions on the Subject. Also currently empanelled in 2019. Over the years, PAW has received different requirements from clients in different industries. As a result, PAW is highly flexible and can ensure compliance in any manner comfortable to the organization. It also does programs on other niche topics which often become the cause of sexual harassment – such as - consent, boundaries, gender, power, unconscious biases etc. It is also the only platform to provide regular updates online on this subject for the benefit of all IC members and other experts / professionals working in this area. PAW has PAN India presence.

The background of founder partners (Samriti Makkar Midha, Clinical Psychologist, Corporate Trainer, External Member, Shivangi Prasad, Author, Advocate (High Court), Legal Consultant, External Member and Sana Hakim, Advocate (High Court), Litigation Expert, External Member) ensures that PAW provides joint expertise of a corporate, criminal and civil advisory and litigation along with a trained psychologist to ensure covering of all facets of Law and provide 360 degree services. The experience of PAW is diverse:


a) PAW is currently working with 250+ organizations / institutions.

b) It has worked / are working with organizations / institutions such as Mumbai Police,Reserve Bank of India, Bombay Stock Exchange, Ministry of Women (Andhra Pradesh), Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Medium and Small Enterprises, Tata Group companies such as Starbucks, Croma, Tata Capital etc., Reliance, IIT Bombay, IIM Indore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Nagpur, IIM Kolkata, IIM Kozhikode etc

c) Conducted 600+ training / awareness programs covering 2lk+ individuals.

d) Conducted 500+ inquiries / conciliations.

e) eBeen published by Business Standard, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Huffington Post IBLJ – Vantage Asia, Livemint, Times of India, Economic Times, Forbes India, Mid Day, Scroll.in

26 Apr 2020 11:22 am
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