Sexual harassment is not new but with theme too movement people have recognised the sensitive topic and the impact sexual harassment can have on people. The first and foremost need for discussing it is to ensure that every college student feels safe. It also helps in safeguarding them against inappropriate behaviour and unwanted advances. This will also empower those who encounters sexual harassment to recognise and report these cases.
The department of Computer Science conducted an Awareness Class for the 1st year students of B.Sc Computer Science and BCA on Sexual Harassment in association with National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi on 24th April 2021. The class conducted through Google Meet witnessed the participation of all students.
Ms. Pavithra introduce the topic and the presenters. Ms. Maryam began the session with the question as to what constitutes sexual harassment. This session was followed by Ms. Juby who touched upon various aspects like the act of blaming the victim and gaslighting. The next session was taken by Ms. Naina who lead the class towards various legal aspects as to where the complaint has to be filed, the composition of ICC, etc. The session ended with the vote of thanks by Sreelakshmi, first year B.Sc Computer Science student