ISLAMABAD (APP) - The members of civil society organizations in a meeting termed the approval of sexual harassment act a 'welcome step' to address problems faced at workplace by male and female workers. The meeting was organized by Actionaid in collaboration with Alliance Against Sexual Harassment (AASHA), a network of civil society organizations working against sexual harassment here Monday. The proposed legislation is a fine case of government civil society collaboration. Representative of an NGO, Fauzia Saeed lauded efforts of the government in taking up legislative action for addressing issues of workers. More than 300 organizations have adopted this code of conduct for gender justice at work place. It provides guidelines for behaviour of all employees including management and owners of organizations to ensure a work environment free of harassment and intimidation. It lays down minimum standards of behaviour regarding protection from harassment at work place, she said. An inquiry committee consisting three senior management members including one women of the organization would be formed to ensure impartiality and credibility. The bill also proposed establishment of ombudsperson structures across the country at federal and provincial level to enable the complainant to seek recourse in case of dissatisfaction with the composition and findings of the inquiry committee. It provides for formal and informal structures that can assist victims in addressing any complaint pertaining to sexual harassment. To a query, she said an awareness campaign would be launched soon for its proper implementation.