Jammu: Committee Against Sexual Harassment (CASH) Government Degree College, Marh Saturday organised one day webinar on Prevention of sexual harassment at work place.
Dr. Vishav Raksha, HOD Department of Sociology and Director, CWS University of Jammu and Dr. Sonia Aneja Asstt. Prof. Dept. of Law, University of Jammu, were the resource persons for the said webinar. The proceedings of the webinar were conducted by Prof. Madhavi Prasher, HOD Botany.
Principal of the college, Prof Aekta Gupta in her key note address said that violence against women is an extreme manifestation of gender inequality and all have the right to live freely without being harassed. Only solution to stop harassment is to speak out. She also congratulated faculty for conducting a webinar to create awareness on workplace harassment.
Dr. Vishav Raksha, resource person for the first session talked about the patriarchal system in our society that is causing harassment to females at every aspect of their life. She explained in detail sexual harassment mostly occurs when their difference in power and authority and is very common in the education system. She also highlighted the Vishaka guidelines, and POSH (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) act, 2013. She illustrated many examples of sexual harassment before students which will help students to become conscious and aware of things in their surroundings.
In the second session Dr. Sonia Aneja talked about the legal aspect of sexual harassment. She explained in detailed about Vishaka guidelines of Supreme Court and emphasized that sexual harassment is an affront to the fundamental rights of women equality and is considered offence in Indian Penal code. She also described in detail about the rules and regulations and different sections of POSH act, 2013.The formal vote of thanks was presented by the Prof. Ashu Jolly, HOD Education. The programme was organized and coordinated by Prof. Shallu Gupta, Prof. Anjana Chib and Dr. Shakun Sharma of the college.