POSH at Work

Webinar on ‘POCSO: Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses

POSH at Work
Online (2 May 2020@ 11:00 am - 2 May 2020@ 01:00 pm)

Webinar on ‘POCSO: Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses

Webinar on ‘POCSO: Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses’

* WEBINAR ON MAY 2, 10:00AM to 1:00PM


2nd May

10:00am to 1:00pm (half an hour break)

In light of the growing violence against children and different kinds of abuse (physically, mentally, emotionally and electronically), here is what will be covered:

  1. Types of crimes against children and punishments under law (including cyber crimes and abuse on social media)
  2. How to identify signs of abuse (psychological, physical, emotional etc.)
  3. Rights and process under law
  4. Preventive techniques

INR 1,000


Pankti Gohel, Psychologist & Associate, POSH at Work

She is a trained Counselling Psychologist, holding an M.A. in Applied Psychology with specialization in Counselling from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has worked with diverse individuals and communities including children and adults. Her area of work includes self-image, anxiety, depression, work related challenges, relationships, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and trauma. She has also been an Associate, City Schools and Community Engagement (Teach for India), wherein she was responsible for designing and implementing an effective school and community strategy across Mumbai region for 30 schools with each school catering to two or three communities.

She is an Associate with POSH at Work which provides assistance in complying with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. She conducts sessions in various organisations to create employee awareness and to train managers and leaders about their roles and responsibilities in the prevention and redressal of sexual harassment at workplace. She has conducted:

  • 50+ Employee Awareness Sessions,
  • 25+ Internal Committee Trainings,
  • 25+ Trainings for the role of Managers, and
  • 25+ Trainings for Management & Leadership

At POSH at Work, she has also been working as an External Member for various organisations across different sectors and has handled 25+ inquiries. As a trained Counsellor, while she is sensitive and objective in her approach of handling complaints of sexual harassment, she also operates with a psychosocial lens (apart from legal know-how of the inquiry process) that helps in understanding the underlying factors of abuse and harassment in human interaction.

Through her research and area of interest, she has knowledge of the nuances of human interaction at workplace that contribute to workplace challenges and harassment. Her scope of work at POSH at Work also includes research and content development in niche topics such as:

  1. POCSO (Law on Prevention of Child Sexual Offences),
  2. Understanding Consent and Boundaries at workplace,
  3. Assertiveness at Workplace, and
  4. Overcoming Unconscious Bias.

She has also conducted many sessions on Gender Sensitisation, Consent, and Boundaries at workplace in various organisations.

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

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