Mumbai, October 9: Extending support to the movement to call out and report sexual harassment, the Producers Guild of India on Tuesday announced to set up a committee to help the victims of sexual abuse. In a statement, the Guild said, "We are instituting a committee within the Guild to lead this effort, and we are determined to stay the course till workplaces in the industry are safe spaces for everyone".
A meeting has been called in the coming week to formulate the agenda of the committee. "We believe that there is an urgent need to set up a robust process to ensure the highest standards of safety for employees and crew members at the workplace - whether in offices or on sets of productions," it added. #MeToo in Bollywood: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Wants The Campaign To Gain Momentum-Deets Inside!
The Guild further noted that there is an urgent need to ensure the highest standard of safety for employees. The decision has come at a time when several cases of sexual harassment are being reported in the Indian film and television industry.