The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked the sexual harassment complaints portal ‘She-Box’ with all the Central Ministries, Departments and 653 districts across 33 states and union territories. SHe-Box is an online portal, which has been created by the WCD Ministry to report complaints of sexual harassment at the workplace.
With the linkage of the SHe-Box with central and state governments, once a case is reported on the portal, it will go directly to the concerned central and state authority having jurisdiction to take action in the matter, in order to enable prompt disposal of complaints.
• The progress of the cases on the portal can be monitored by the complainants as well as the WCD Ministry, reducing the time taken in case disposal.
• Around 321 complaints have been registered with ‘SHe-Box’ till November 20, 2018, among which around 120 are related to central ministries and departments, 58 are from state governments and 143 are from private companies.
• The SHe-Box portal is an effort to provide a speedy remedy to women facing sexual harassment at workplace.
SHe-Box was launched to ensure the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act (SH Act), 2013. This SH Act is unique in its broad coverage, which includes all women irrespective of their work status, whether working in organised or unorganised, public or private sectors, regardless of hierarchy. The domestic workers are also included within its ambit.