Anti Sexual Harassment Cell

As per the guidelines of UGC, NAAC and the Supreme Court, an Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee has been established by ST PAULS COLLEGE to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere for the staff and students of the College.

Objectives:

  • To prepare a detailed plan of action, both short and long term to address issues pertaining to safety of all persons on campus
  • To Develop principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment.
  • To create a secure physical and social environment that deters acts of sexual harassment
  • To ensure a safe environment for students and staff

Sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour either directly or by implication, such as:

  • Verbal or physical threats
  • Insulting, abusive, embarrassing or patronizing behaviour or comments
  • Offensive gestures, language, rumours, gossip or jokes
  • Humiliating, intimidating, demeaning and/or persistent criticism
  • Open hostility
  • Suggestive comments or body language
  • Isolation or exclusion from normal work or study place
  • Publishing, circulating or displaying pornographic, racist, sexually suggestive or offensive pictures or other materials
  • Unwanted physical contact ranging from an invasion of space to a serious assault
  • Eve-teasing
  • Unsavoury 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
  • Unsolicited physical touch or molestation
  • Physical confinement against one’s will and any other act likely to violate one’s privacy

Roles and responsibilities:

  • The complainant will have to submit a written and signed complaint addressed to the Coordinator of the Cell.
  • The Coordinator will call the complainant for a personal meeting, usually within a week from the submission of the written complaint.
  • The members of the Cell will discuss the complaint.
  • If the case falls outside the purview of the Cell, the complaint will be informed to the Principal.
  • If the case comes within the purview of the Cell, an enquiry committee will be set up and the committee will submit a report and recommend the action to be taken by the Principal.
  • If any legal action is required, the complaint will be forwarded to the police with the help of an advocate.

Coordinator: Ms. Dalvy Jose – +918050966067,
Email – antisexual.blr@stpaulscollege.edu.in