• Conference on The Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace and Book Launch
    Posted by PiP Administrator September 25, 2014

    26th September 2014 - 26th September 2014, New Delhi, National


    PRIA is organizing a conference on The Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace at India Habitat Centre on 26 September 2014. On the same occasion, a new book, ‘Engendering the Workplace: Gender Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Organisations’ written by PRIA Director Dr. Martha Farrell would also be launched.

    Despite the enactment of The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, its implementation is lacking among government agencies, public sector undertakings, educational institutions and private business. Most workplaces have not even constituted mandatory committees as prescribed in the Act. Very few district administrations have notified a Local Area Committees as required by the Act.

    Increasing the rate of participation of women in the Indian economy, as emphasised by the government, requires making all workplaces safe for women. Yet, reports of sexual harassment abound in the media every day. There is an urgent need for greater sensitization of men and women towards this set of issues, as well as greater movement for compliance with the provisions of the Act.

    PRIA has been working to promote such awareness and compliance for the past five years. It has worked with a diverse set of actors in this regard, like National Commission of Women, Airports Authority of India, ILO/Labour Directorate, several universities and colleges, private business and Panchayati Raj institutions.

    Based on these experiences, PRIA has designed and developed a 3 hour long online training capsule on the provisions of this Act. PRIA has also published a book authored by its Director Dr.Martha Farrell – Engendering the Workplace: Gender Discrimination and Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Organisations.

    For more details about the online courses, please visit

    PRIA is organising this conference to deliberate upon ways and means to accelerate implementation of this important legislation that focuses on prevention of sexual harassment at workplaces.

    Program Details below:

    Friday, 26 September 2014, at 4.00 pm
    India Habitat Centre
    Lodhi Road, New Delhi
    (Entry from gate no 3 on Vardhman Marg)

    Keynote speaker

    Dr Pinky Anand
    Additional Solicitor General
    Supreme Court of India

    Distinguished panelists

    Ms ShaminaShafiq
    National Commission for Women, New Delhi

    MrPrabhat Krishna
    Credentials India, Delhi

    Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal
    University Grants Commission, New Delhi

    New Trade Union Initiative (NTUI), New Delhi

    (4.00 – 6.00 pm)

    Dr Rajesh Tandon, President, PRIA, New Delhi

    Preventing Sexual Harassment at the Workplace
    Dr Martha Farrell, Director, PRIA, New Delhi

    Perspectives from National Commission for Women
    Ms ShaminaShafiq

    Roles of Trade Unions

    Strategies in Colleges and Universities
    Dr (Mrs) Pankaj Mittal

    Responsibilities of HR Professionals
    Mr Prabhat Krishna

    Book Release and Keynote Address
    Dr Pinky Anand

    Comments & Questions

    Vote of Thanks

  • New Document - PRIA's engagement with Higher Educational Institutions
    Posted by PiP Administrator June 20, 2014

    Dear friends, we have a new document on the PIP portal titled ‘PRIA’s Engagements with Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) – Initiatives in Community Based Research’The document traces PRIA’s work in promoting community engagement within HEIs in India and beyond. Please read the document and share with your networks. 

Our Partners

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PRACTICE IN PARTICIPATION acknowledges the support of the following organisations for funding and administrative support.

Institute of Development Studies
Brighton, BN1 9RE, UK
Phone: +44 (0)1273 606261
Fax: +44 (0)1273 621202 or 691647

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global organisation for research, teaching and communications on international development.IDS was founded in 1966 and enjoys an international reputation based on the quality of its work and its commitment to applying academic skills to real world challenges. Its purpose is to understand and explain the world, and to try to change it – to influence as well as to inform.

IDS hosts dynamic research teams, popular postgraduate courses, and a family of world-class knowledge services. These three spheres are integrated in a unique combination– as a development knowledge hub, IDS is connected to and is a convenor of networks throughout the world. The IDS community encompasses an extensive network of partners, former staff and students across the development community worldwide.

DVV International
ObereWilhelmstraße 32
53225 Bonn
Tel: +0228/97569-0
Fax: +0228/97569-55

dvv international is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband e.V., DVV), which, in turn, is the federal umbrella association for the 16 regional associations of Germany’s community adult education centres (Volkshochschulen, VHS). DVV and its Institute represent the interests of the association’s members, together with those of over 1000 Volkshochschulen, at the national, European, and international level.

The domestic and international work of dvv international is guided by a commitment to human rights and the Institute's principles on the promotion of women and gender equality. dvv international is active on a worldwide basis, cooperating with more than 200 partners in over 40 countries. The Institute sees itself as a professional partner that brings experience and resources to joint projects and learns, in turn, from its partners. Cash Advance. Payday Loans Online: No Credit Check, No faxing

Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC)
Freiburstrasse 130, 3003 Berne
Tel: ++41 31 322 34 75, 41 31 324 16 94

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is Switzerland’s international cooperation agency within the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA). In operating with other federal offices concerned, SDC is responsible for the overall coordination of development activities and cooperation with Eastern Europe, as well as for the humanitarian aid delivered by the Swiss Confederation.

The goal of development cooperation is that of reducing poverty. It is meant to foster economic self-reliance and state autonomy, to contribute to the improvement of production conditions, to help in finding solutions to environmental problems, and to provide better access to education and basic healthcare services.

PRIA (Society for Participatory Research in Asia)
PRIA, 42, Tughlakabad Institutional Area
New Delhi 110062
Phone: 91-11-29956908, 29960931/32/33
Fax: 91-11-29955183

An international centre for learning and promotion of participation and democratic governance, PRIA has embarked on a set of key initiatives focusing on capacity building, knowledge building, participatory research, citizen-centric development, and policy advocacy since 1982. PRIA works with several national and international partners. PRIA's professional expertise and practical insights are utilised by other civil society groups, NGOs, governments, donors, trade unions, private business and academic institutions around the world.

The secretariat for developing, maintaining and promoting PRACTICE IN PARTICIPATION is located in PRIA, New Delhi.