In 2013, the Government of India notified the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act. Consistent with the Vishaka judgment, the Act aspires to ensure women’s right to workplace equality, free from sexual harassment through compliance with the three elements: Prohibition, Prevention, Redress. The Act provides a civil remedy to women and is in addition to other laws that are currently in force. Consequently, any woman who wishes to report instances of sexual harassment at the workplace has the right to take recourse to both civil and criminal proceedings.
The objectives of the Vishaka Committee are as follows:
- To create an environment of gender justice where men and women work together with a sense of personal security and dignity.
- To create awareness amongst girl students about the issues related to the youth.
- To disseminate knowledge about rights and laws related to women.
- To create awareness amongst students about the problems faced by women due to gender issues.
- To enhance the self-esteem and self-confidence of girl students, women faculty and staff.
- To foster decision-making ability in girl students for making informed choices in areas like education, employment and health
Members of the Committee
- Dr. K. V. Jayashree, Principal & Chairperson
- Mrs. J. S. Divyasree, Assistant Professor of English
- Dr. V. Soniya, Assistant Professor of Commerce
- Mrs. S. Kumari Sreekala, Office Superintendent