1. Dr. Meenakshi
2. Mrs. Birinder Kaur
3. Dr. Krishan Kumar
4. Dr. Seema Pandey
5. Ms. Komal
Government College for Girls Palwal, Kurukshetra
ANTI SEXUAL HARASSMENT CELL
As per the guidelines of UGC, NAAC and the Supreme Court an Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell was established in Government College for Girls Palwal, Kurukshetra to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to the staff and students of the College. The Cell meets the following objectives:
To provide a neutral, confidential and supportive environment for members of the campus community who may have been sexually harassed.
To deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized and termination of the harassment.
To provide information regarding counseling and support services in our campus.
To ensure that students, faculty and staff are provided with current and comprehensive materials on sexual harassment and assault.
To promote awareness about sexual harassment through educational initiatives which encourages and foster a respectful and safe campus environment
To develop guidelines and norms for a policy against sexual harassment.
To develop principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment.
To work out details for the implementation of the policy.
To prepare a detailed plan of actions, both short and long term.
To organize gender sensitization awareness programmes.
According to The Sexual Harassment Of Women At The Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition And Redressal) Act 2013, sexual harassment includes any one or more of the following unwelcome acts or behavior (whether directly or by implication) namely:
Physical contact and advances; or
A demand or request for sexual favors; or
Making sexually colored remarks; or
Showing pornography; or
Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
Know your rights
Get information and support – If you feel you cannot speak up, ask your friends to help you and bring it to the notice of the College authorities without further loss of time.
Keep records that might be useful for pursuing the case.
Steps you can take:
Inform Class Teacher, Convener or Members of Women Cell or Anti Sexual Harassment Cell.
Approach the Grievance Redressal Cell for Women and file a written complaint.
Do not blame yourself: It is not a consequence of certain ways of dressing or acting. It is a violation of an individual’s right to work and live with dignity.
Do not ignore it: Ignoring sexual harassment does not make it go away. The harasser may misinterpret a lack of response as approval of the behavior.
Do not delay: Delay in action increases the probability that unwanted behavior will continue or escalate.
Do not hesitate to ask for help: Speaking up may also prevent others from being harmed.