“A woman was beaten to death”, remarked a fierce voice coming from my television set. The news flashed on different channels all day.
#metoo has flooded the social media and has made us question the society we live in. Our society is plagued by sexual harassment, be it MNCs, government sectors or any institution. Despite everyone struggling with it, It has been one of the most unreported offenses, and the only way to combat it is by education and spreading awareness. Campaigns like #metoo have become medium to justice, but a lot of stories are still unheard. These stories remain unheard because of the societal shame and inability to find the right voices and help. A woman with a disability is far more vulnerable when it comes to violence and harassment. Most of the time, the harasser is either a colleague or the person with authority. Therefore, most of the time women don’t report abuses thinking of the system or the power of the harasser. It comes to me as a shock that a lot of companies do not follow Sexual Harassment (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 (‘the Act’).