What is sexual harassment?
According to the Supreme Court, sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexually determined behavior such as:
•Physical contact and advances, obscene gestures
•Eve teasing, verbal abuse, cracking lewd jokes, making sexually suggestive remarks, circulating rumours
•Blackmailing, stalking, bullying, threatening
•A demand or request for sexual favours
•Showing pornographic pictures, books or papers
•Use of electronic media-phone, internet, intranet to perpetrate any of the above
•Any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature
The law on Sexual harassment
"The Supreme Court, which regards sexual harassment as a violation of human rights and as a form of systematic discrimination against women, has issued guidelines to prevent as well as punish perpetrators of sexual harassment."
As per the guidelines of UGC, NAAC and Supreme Court, an Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell has been established by SAS SNDP Yogam College ( NAAC accredited with B+ grade) to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere for the staff and students of the college.
The cell has well-developed guidelines and norms for a policy to uphold zero tolerance towards sexual harassment. The college has entrusted the task of developing principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment to this cell. Cell promotes measures aimed at achieving gender equality, removal of gender bias or discrimination, sexual harassment and other acts of gender- based violence by organizing awareness programmes and campaigns for the benefit of all members of the college
Members of Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell
1. Sri Balaji N R
2. Sri. Praveen Kumar V S
3. Dr. Indu C Nair