Prevention, prohibition and redressal of sexual harassment of women -- faculty, staff students, regardless of the duration and nature of association with the Institute.
Organization of gender sensitization programmes and other measures for campus residents to ensure knowledge and awareness of rights, entitlements and responsibilities spelled out in the Sexual Harassment Act, 2013
We adivse you to read the Act carefully to identify sexual harassment and also keep the following in mind as signals of the same:
Attempts to influence/intimidate by linking professional advancement with sexual favours, or creating a hostile work environment through (for instance) sexually coloured conversations, letters, telephone calls and text messages, or making demeaning comments about women's roles in society are all cases of sexual harassment.
Do's and Don't's
Don't feel a sense of shame. Tell the harasser very clearly that you find this behaviour offensive.
Don't ignore the harassment in the hope that it will stop on its own; come forward and complain.
Talk to somebody you trust about the harassment. It will not only give you strength, but also help others to come forward and complain.
Keep a detailed record of all incidents related to the sexual harassment. If you feel the need to register a formal complaint later, this record will be helpful.
Most importantly, the victim must never blame herself for the harassment.
If informal methods such as telling the perpetrator to stop harassing do not succeed, the victim can lodge a complaint through email or by a telephone call to any of the members.
The complainant's name and identity will be kept confidential.
After it has been proved that the offender has indulged in sexual harassment, appropriate punitive action will be taken against him, irrespective of his status in the institute - whether staff, faculty or student.