Founder of Conflict Women Limited, Asiya Mohammed, says it is time that perpetrators of gender based and sexual violence face serious penalties for their behaviour.
Speaking on The Morning Brew, today, Asiya Mohammed argues that the current justice system continues enabling the perpetrators of gender based, sexual and domestic violence, because it takes so long to bring them to account.
She says that leaves them more opportunities to continue abusing their spouses and children.
A call for proper systems -- including clear cut legislation -- to be put in place to deal with cases of sexual harassment in this country.
It comes in light of the recent furore surrounding the Darryl Smith Report -- the outcome of a probe of sexual harassment allegations against the former minister, and a wrongful dismissal claim by the alleged victim.
According to HR consultant, Cavelle Joseph-St Omer, it is imperative that there are properly trained practitioners to handle sexual harassment cases in this country.