Dr. Mrs. Mina Mishra
International Women’s Day is celebrated in March each year with a program of content relevant to the community such as lectures by women role models, panel discussions and plays.
If you are being harassed , this is what you can do
- Don’t feel a sense of shame. Tell the harasser very clearly that you find his behavior offensive.
- Don’t ignore the harassment in the hope that it will stop on its own. Come forward and complain.
- Talk to someone you trust about the harassment. It will not only give you strength but also help others in similar situation to come forward and complain.
- If the complainant feels that she cannot disclose her identity for any reason, the complainant shall address the complaint to the EVC/Director & hand over the same in person or in a sealed cover.
- The EVC/Director shall retain the original complaint with her & send to the Women Cell for further enquiry.
Keep a record of all incidents of sexual harassment in a notebook. If you feel the need to register a formal complain later, this record will be helpful.
- It shall be the duty of the Women Cell before whom an oral complaint is made under this Act to reduce the said complaint in writing and read out the complaint to the complainant in the language requested by the complainant and obtain the signature of the complainant.
Confidentiality of Complaints
It shall be the duty of all the persons and authority designated under this Act to ensure that all complaints lodged under this chapter shall be strictly confidential. The name of the aggrieved Person/Women shall not be referred to in any records of proceeding, or any orders or Judgments given under this Act. The name of neither the aggrieved person/women nor her identity shall be revealed by the press/ media or any other persons whilst reporting any proceedings, case, order or Judgment under this Act.
What action can be taken against the offender?
After it has been proven that the offender has indulged in sexual harassment in the work place, an appropriate punitive action would be taken against him irrespective of his status in the institute (staff. Faculty, students). Where such conduct amounts to a specific offense under the Indian Penal Code or under any other law, a complaint will be made to the appropriate action in accordance with the law can be taken.