Me Too Movement took the country by storm with more and more women coming out, mainly from the media and film industry to share about their horrifying experiences. Many celebs like Alik Nath, Sajid Khan and others were accused of sexual harassment. Me Too also reached in the South Indian Film Industry after Tamil lyricist Vairamuthu was accused of sexual misconduct by singer Chinmayi Sripaada. Well, now the South Indian Artistes Association has decided to take a huge step to avoid any such incidents happening.
Recently, during a committee meeting, president Nadigar Sangam decided that they will set up an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) for the safety of women. This decision has come after several allegations of sexual misconduct were made against actors and filmmakers from the Tamil film industry during the Me Too Movement. “Although there are Sangam laws to safeguard the rights and self-respect of our members, a legally-mandated ‘Vishaka committee’ will be constituted,” a statement released by The South Indian Artistes Association reads.
#SIAA officially announces d new committee formed under #Vishaka act,which wl hv women members predominantly including a psychiatrist.This s 2 ensure comfort,self-respect for all d artistes @shooting spots & so on.This committee wl ensure the right decisions unbiased on genders. pic.twitter.com/30Nt5gnzRw
— Johnson PRO (@johnsoncinepro) October 29, 2018
Nadigar Sangam has advised the Tamil Film Producers Council (TPPC) to set up a redressal system to address problems that happen during shoots