Pooja Sareen, Student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

The women’s suffering of sexual assault at their work place soon to get a widen legislation, as the proposed legislation on the same will also include the domestic workers under it. The bill intends to provide a safer environment for women at workplace and covers public, private, organized, and unorganized sectors as well.

The bill i.e. the original bill which was introduced in October 2010 didn’t included the domestic workers. The women and child development minister Krishna Tirath said, “We favor the inclusion of domestic workers in the sexual harassment bill.”

In India, there are more than 47.5 lakh women who work as the domestic worker (registered) and many more who go unregistered. All will be benefitted by this bill.