New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Wednesday (October 10) that the victims of sexual abuse do not want to "go beyond naming and shaming" the reported offenders and lodge a formal complaint.

The NCW said it had urged the victims of sexual abuse to register a written complaint with the authorities concerned, including with the National Commission for Women.

"The commission has accordingly noticed that in many such cases, the victims do not want to go beyond naming and shaming the alleged offenders and lodge a formal complaint," said the NCW in a statement.

Noting that the commission condemns any act of invasion of private space of women, it said it had taken a serious note of the instances of sexual harassment of women that have figured in the media recently.

"The commission is committed to ensuring safety and dignity of women including workplaces. The commission is of the considered view that such violation infringes the constitutional rights of women and the perpetrators of such violence need to be penalised as per law," the NCW said.

The campaign, on the lines of Hollywood's #MeToo, started after actor Tanushree Dutta alleged that Bollywood actor Nana Patekar had sexually harassed her on the sets of a movie in 2008. Nonetheless, Patekar has rejected Tanushree Dutta's allegations.

This movement has gained huge momentum as many other women shared their horrifying experiences of sexual harassment on social media in the entertainment and media industry.