Anti-Sexual Harassment

Anti-Sexual Harassment


As per the guidelines of UGC, NAAC and the Supreme Court an Anti Sexual Harassment Cell has been established by Mahavir Swami Institute of Technology (MVSIT) to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to the staff and students of the College. The cell was constituted to meet the four basic objectives:

  • To develop the guidelines and norms for a policy against sexual harassment.
  • To develop principles and procedures for combating sexual harassment.
  • To work out details for the implementation of the policy.
  • To prepare a detailed plan of action, both short and long term.

The objective of this Policy is to provide protection against sexual harassment and for prevention and redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. The Policy also endeavors to set expectations regarding workplace and academic behaviour and provide with a framework for reporting concerns.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT : Sexual Harassment means an unwanted conduct with sexual undertones if it occurs or which is persistent and which demeans, humiliates or creates a hostile an intimidating environment or is calculated to induce submission by actual or threatened adverse consequences and includes any one or more or all of the following unwelcome acts or behavior (whether directly or by implication), namely:

  • Demand or request of sexual favours.
  • Making sexually coloured remarks.
  • Physical Contact & advances.
  • Showing pornography.
  • Any unwelcome physical, verbal or non verbal conduct of sexual nature.

Unwelcome actions such as the following are inappropriate and, depending on the circumstances, may in and of themselves meet the definition of sexual harassment or contribute to a hostile work and academic environment:

  • Sexual pranks, or repeated sexual teasing, jokes, or innuendo, in person or via e-mail.
  • Verbal abuse of a sexual nature.
  • Touching or grabbing of a sexual nature.
  • Repeatedly standing too close to or brushing up against a person.
  • Repeatedly asking a person to socialize during off-duty hours when the person has said no or has indicated he or she is not interested (supervisors in particular should be careful not to pressure their employees to socialize).
  • Giving gifts or leaving objects that are sexually suggestive.
  • Repeatedly making sexually suggestive gestures.
  • Making or posting sexually demeaning or offensive pictures, cartoons or other materials in the workplace
  • Off-duty, unwelcome conducts of a sexual nature that affects the work environment. A victim of sexual harassment can be a man or a woman. The victim can be of the same sex as the harasser. The harasser can be a supervisor, co-worker, other Department employee, non-employee , student who has a relationship with the institution.
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