Sector Change Evidence |India | Equality

ETP was asked to support estates with setting up mandatory committees to address violence against women and girls in tea estates in India

Date of change: 2023
Outcome statement

As per the Protection of women from Sexual Harassment Act (POSH Act.), the Indian Government has made it mandatory for any business setup with more than 10 employees to form an Internal Complaints Committee to address sexual harassment in the workplace. In 2023, in the Addabarie Tea Estate, where ETP is implementing the Plantation Community Empowerment Programme, the estate management asked ETP to support the orientation of the Internal Complaints Committee to ensure a better understanding of the POSH Act. and gender rights issues.

Significance

3- Significant change that may lead to achieving areas of ETP’s Theory of Change

ETP’s contribution

UN Women has influenced the government with this change, and through the government’s actions, estates are being held accountable to support progress in relation to sexual exploitation, abuse, and harassment. The Plantation Community Empowerment Programme is supporting interested estates in setting up and ensuring the orientation of these committees.

Level of contribution

Low-we contributed to the outcome but may have happened without our work (actors also involved).