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Prevention of sexual harassment at universities: UGC finally forms monitoring cell to implement HC guideline

News Summed Up 2019-02-08 05:30:00

Confirming the formation of the cell, Deputy Director Mauli Azad, also member secretary to the previously formed UGC Sexual Harassment Prevention Committee, said their main duty was to ensure implementation of the High Court guideline on sexual harassment. The UGC deputy director further said the monitoring cell has already begun their work, and are expecting to have a positive impact this year. A platform for students to express their feelingsA campaign against sexual harassment titled the “Building capacity to prevent violence against women” project concluded in September last year. BNWLA Director Advocate Towhida Khondker said action has already been taken to prevent sexual harassment at the four universities that participated in the project. “As students become more aware of the problem, sexual harassment becomes less likely at campuses.