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With regard to the Supreme Court Judgment and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has issued circulars since 1998, to all the universities, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and ragging at the universities and colleges. Keeping the above guidelines in view New Horizon College of Education has constituted a Committee against Sexual Harassment.

Objectives:

  • 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 program
  • Deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment in a time bound manner, aiming at ensuring support services to the victimized

What is Sexual Harassment? For this purpose, sexual harassment includes such unwelcome sexually determined behavior (whether directly or by implication) as:

  • Physical contact and advances
  • A demand or request for sexual favours
  • Sexually coloured remarks
  • Showing pornography
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature

The following is also sexual harassment and is covered by the committee:

  • Eve-teasing
  • Unsavory remarks
  • Jokes causing or likely to cause awkwardness or embarrassment
  • Innuendos and taunts
  • Gender based insults or sexist remarks
  • Unwelcome sexual overtone in any manner such as over telephone (obnoxious telephone calls) and the like
  • Touching or brushing against any part of the body and the like
  • Displaying pornographic or other offensive or derogatory pictures, cartoons, pamphlets or sayings
  • Forcible physical touch or molestation
  • Physical confinement against one’s will and any other act likely to violate one’s privacy

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

  • Dr. Savita Puri , Chairperson – 9880566797
  • Dr.Manjula.H.S – Member – 9741156000
  • Dr.Shashikala.M.S – Member – 9945024827

STUDENT COORDINATORS

  • Ms. chandan shenoy: 9980530529
  • Durgappa: 9686469936