IUST holds awareness on sexual harassment at workplace

A series of awareness lectures on sexual harassment in the workplace was conducted by Islamic University of Science & Technology, Awantipora recently.

The lecture series was organized under Equity Action Plan (EAP) of TEQIP-III project, sponsored by World Bank and MHRD, a spokesperson of the university said.

The lectures were delivered by Anisa Jan incharge Dean of Students and Member, Sexual Harassment Committee, Munejah Khan  HoD, Department of English Language & Literature and Member, Sexual Harassment Committee) and Shazana Andrabi incharge HoD, Centre for International Relations. Students of School of Engineering & Technology attended the lecture series and were made aware of what constituted sexual harassment at the workplace and the University policies in place for redressal of grievances pertaining to the issue. The students welcomed this action and urged for more such events in future.

Vice Chancellor IUST & Project Director, TEQIP-III, Prof Mushtaq Siddiqi appreciated the initiative and called for more such measures to increase awareness of the issue and eradicate the menace of sexual harassment. Coordinator and Assistant Professor, Department of Food Technology.