150 Years Celebrating the Mahatma

Womens' Development Cell / ICC

Womens' Development Cell
 

Vision

To enable each student to be empowered in all aspects

Mission

To generate, disseminate information, develop an approach and create awareness towards gender sensitisation, gender balance and overcoming gender discrimination.

To ensure a safe and harmonious atmosphere in the college premises, both for employees and students

To educate and mentor about aspects related to the welfare of students and enable overall development

To enable an understanding of laws related to women in the workplace and the outside world

To develop confidence through self awareness and self defence programmes

Activities –

Events, workshops, talks by experts and alumni about various aspects related to the Cell

Create a mechanism for Redressal of Sexual harassment cases if any

Protection from sexual harassment of women studying or working in the premises

Gender Sensitization Workshops and Talks

Manage a display board with content by students from magazines, newspapers and internet sources

NGO and orphanage visits

Create and Regulate awareness of physical and mental health.

 
Following the guidelines on the prevention and deterrence of sexual harassment in the workplace laid down by the Supreme Court of India in its 13 August 1997 judgment on the Writ Petition (Criminal) Vishaka vs. State of Rajasthan, there has been a greater awareness in our country on this subject.

SNDT Women’s University has a policy for prevention of sexual harassment, at the University and at the colleges affiliated to the University. Accordingly, our college has also taken up the whole issue very seriously and has formed a Committee Against Sexual Harassment (WDC) where an affected person can report and which is empowered to investigate and take action on the complaints.

The Members of WDC in our college consists of representation from the Management, Administration, Students, Faculty as well as the Non-teaching staff. The following are the 08 members of WDC:
 

Sr. No.

 Name

Designation

01

 Dr. Tamasha Acharya, Chairperson

 Convener

02

 Dr. Hemlata Mukane, Member

 Teaching Staff Representative

03

 Dr. Ceena Paul, Member

 Teaching Staff Representative

04

 Ms. Zankhana Thakkar, Member

 Teaching Staff Representative

05

 Dr. Varsha Patel, Member

 NGO Representative

06

 Ms. Bhakti Sawant, Member

 Non-Teaching Staff Representative

07

 Ms. Salma Khan, Member

 Student Representative

08

 Ms. Geetha Iyer, Member

 Student Representative

 
 
What is Sexual Harassment?
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other visual, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:

It is implicitly or explicitly suggested that submission to or rejection of the conduct will be a factor in academic or employment decisions or evaluations, or when the conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating or hostile academic work or living environment.

 What to do if you feel you are being sexually harassed

Know your rights – Sexual harassment is illegal, both the law of the land and the University laws prohibit sexual harassment.
Speak up – If you can, tell the person to stop. State clearly and firmly that you want a particular behavior to cease.

Get information and support – If you feel you cannot speak up, ask your friends to help you and bring it to the notice of members of college (WDC) Committee against Sexual Harassment. Keep records that might be useful for pursuing the case.

 What not to do 

Do not blame your self. Sexual harassment is not something one brings on oneself. It is not a consequence of certain ways of dressing or acting. It is a violation of an individual’s right to work and live with dignity.

Do not ignore it. Ignoring sexual harassment does not make it go away. The harasser may misinterpret a lack of response as approval of the behavior.

Do not delay. Delay in action increases the probability that unwanted behavior will continue or escalate.

Do not hesitate to ask for help. Speak up.
 

Internal Complaints Committee

(Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal of complaints against Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place)

 

Sr.No.

 Name

 Designation

01

 Dr. Tamasha Acharya, Chairperson

 Presiding Officer

02

 Ms. Shobha Dighe, Member

 Legal Expert, Teaching Staff

03

 Dr. Ravindra Kamble, Member

 Teaching Staff

04

 Mr. B.D.Rathod, Member

 Non-Teaching Staff

05

 Mrs. Rupali Vartak, Member

 Non-Teaching Staff

06

 Dr. Ranjanben Maniar, Member

 External Expert

07

 Miss Musamji Asmat F.M., Member

 Student Representative

08

 Miss Bindu Tripathi, Member

 Student Representative