The personal workplace of the ‘Criticism Cell for Sexual Harassment’ of Jahangirnagar College has been inaugurated right this moment, about 12 years after its institution. The workplace was inaugurated in a gathering organised within the Senate Corridor of the College right this moment.
A portion of the second ground of the previous registrar’s college constructing has been allotted as workplace area for the sexual harassment grievance cell.
Within the inauguration ceremony, a member of the Bangladesh College Grants Fee (UGC), Professor Dr Abu Taher, was current because the chief visitor. In his speech, he harassed the significance of ranging from the household to study in opposition to oppression and torture in opposition to ladies.
He stated, “If mutual respect and solidarity between women and men or girls and boys are proven all over the place, ranging from work establishments, it’s potential to create a society free from harassment, oppression and torture.”
He urged to organise common seminars and spherical desk conferences to make the lecturers and college students of the college conscious of sexual harassment. He stated which motion is sexual harassment and which isn’t ought to clearly be recognized.
“Everybody should concentrate on the jurisdiction of the proctor’s workplace and when to come back to the grievance cell,” he added.
The treasurer of the college and the previous convener of the cell, Professor Dr Rasheda Akhtar, stated, “On account of a motion in 2009, the Excessive Court docket ordered to determine cells in all universities and places of work. In continuation, the sexual harassment grievance cell was established at Jahangirnagar College in 2010. I personally have held the duty as the pinnacle of this cell. Relating to working objectively, those that work on this cell turn into disliked by many.”
“We didn’t have any mounted workplace area. Typically the lecturers needed to work in non-public rooms, typically within the senate corridor. Nevertheless, I can say that in my one-year time period as convener, the college administration didn’t intrude in our work.”
Now, ladies’s violence and males’s violence are growing on the similar charge, however they don’t seem to be coming ahead. It ought to be remembered that the sexual harassment cell is vital to not solely feminine violence but additionally male ones.
The occasion was presided over by the Vice-Chancellor of the College, Dr Md. Nurul Alam. He stated, “The very first grievance cell was fashioned in Jahangirnagar College after the rules from the Excessive Court docket Division. The primary cell was fashioned by convening Khursida Begum, a Division of Authorities and Politics trainer. Now we have a zero-tolerance coverage on this regard. My workplace has a directive that irrespective of how pressing a gathering I’m in, any allegations of sexual harassment ought to be reported instantly. There ought to be no delay in signing the file concerning this situation.”
He added, “A complete of 27 complaints have been obtained up to now after the formation of the cell. Out of those, the investigation report of 23 complaints has been submitted to the authorities. 4 complaints are underneath investigation. Out of those 18 complaints have advisable punishment, 17 have been punished, one grievance has been referred again to the Sexual Harassment Committee from the Syndicate. The remaining circumstances didn’t fall underneath sexual harassment. It signifies that this cell is working effectively.”
Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Prof. Sheikh Md. Monjurul Huq, Appearing Dean of the School of Legislation; Tapos Kumar Das, Chairman of the Sexual Harassment Complaints Committee; Prof. Dr Jebunnesa, an exterior member of the sexual abuse grievance committee, Professor of Dhaka College, Zobaida Nasreen, Bangladesh College Grants Fee Deputy Director Mouli Azad and others addressed their speech there.
It might be famous that on January third of final 12 months, the sexual harassment grievance cell was reconstituted at Jahangirnagar College.
In mild of the directives of the Excessive Court docket for submitting complaints about sexual abuse, harassment and so forth., the Professor of the Division of Public Administration, Dr Jebunnessa, turned the chairman of the reconstituted committee.
Different committee members are Affiliate Professor Tapos Kumar Das of the Legislation and Justice Division, Assistant Professor of Public Well being and Informatics Division Mr Zebunnesa Zeba, Assistant Professor of Bangabandhu Institute of Comparative Literature and Tradition Ishita Akhtar, Professor of Microbiology Division of Dhaka College. Savita Rizwana Rahman and Affiliate Professor of Anthropology Division, Jobaida Nasreen. Apart from, Deputy Registrar (Normal Administration) of Jahangirnagar College Shahnaz Hossain has been made member secretary.