Committee Against Sexual Harassment    (CASH)

 
 

Women in Work Place : To Work Without Harassment


On 13th August 1997, the Supreme Court of India held that sexual harassment of women is a violation of the fundamental right of women to work in a safe environment. The Supreme Court has defined 'sexual harassment' to include

  • Physical contact and advances
  • Demand or request for sexual favours
  • Sexually coloured remarks
  • Display of pornography
  • Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature.

Often such behaviour goes unpunished because of hesitation on the part of women to report such behaviour out of a sense of shame or fear or both. It is important for women to protest against any behaviour that they feel is unwanted and unacceptable.
The Complaint Committee at Tirpude College of Social Work, Nagpur. has been set up with the aim of providing women an appropriate complaint mechanism against unwelcome sexually determined behaviour whether directly or by implication. The women development centre looks after the matter.


The Role of the Committee

 

  • To act as Inquiry Authority on a complaint of sexual harassment.
  • To ensure that victims and witnesses are not victimized or discriminated because of their complaint.
  • To take proactive measures towards sensitization of the staff, students and faculty members of Tirpude College of Social Work, Nagpur on gender issues.
 
 

 

 

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