"To Work without Harassment is your Fundamental Right."
The Women's cell @ SAINTGITS is an economic and social imperative, which was established in 2009, in accordance with the Supreme Court ruling of 1997 on the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. The Women's Cell in College was started with the view of creating awareness about important issues related to women and provides a forum for discussion and deliberation on a range of issues such as one's body, sexuality and gender.
Its objectives are:
1. To spread awareness among girl students about maintaining healthy relationships with others
2. To encourage girl students to discuss their problems with teachers without any hesitation
3. Helping girl students to develop assertiveness, optimism and emotional maturity to deal with their day to day problems
4. To encourage staff members to extend their support, counsel and guidance to the girl students in need
5. To invite eminent personalities to give talks on various issues related to women
6. Empowering girl students to face future challenges.
7. To facilitate a gender-sensitive and congenial working environment for women employees and women students of SAINTGITS.
Er. Deepu Jose
Er. Aparna Thampi
Er. Sreekala K S
Er. Lakshmi P
Ms Elizabth Dominc
Er. Reni K Cherian
Ms. Lekha Susan Jacob
Er. Aneena Cherian
Ms. Sandhya S Pillai
Er. Parvathy Venugopal
If any woman faculty, staff or girl student has any grievance, including any kind of harassment, the same can be brought to the notice of the Convenor or any of the Committee Members for necessary action and redressal.
What constitutes sexual harassment, as defined by the Hon’ble Supreme Court is given below:
For this purpose, sexual harassment includes any unwelcome sexually determined behaviour (whether directly or by implication) as:
physical contact and advances;
a demand or request for sexual favours;
sexually coloured remarks;
any other unwelcome physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct of sexual nature.
where any of these acts is committed in circumstances in relation to the victim’s employment or work or course of study, whether he/she is drawing salary, or honorarium or voluntary or a Student pursuing Education, when the Employee/ Student has reasonable grounds to believe that his/her objection would disadvantage his/her in connection with his/her employment or work or disrupt the course of study in the University including when it creates a hostile environment, adverse consequences might be visited if the victim does not consent to the conduct in question or raises any objection thereto – such conducts amount to sexual harassment.