Committee Against Sexual Harassment
With regard to the supreme Court Judgment and guidelines issued in 1997 to provide for the effective enforcement of the basic human right of gender equality and guarantee against sexual harassment and abuse, more particularly against sexual harassment at work places and schools, CBSE has issued circulars since 2004 to all the schools, advising them to establish a permanent cell and a committee and to develop guidelines to combat sexual harassment, violence against women and bullying at the schools. The Protection of children from sexual Offences Act & Rules, 2012 deals with all manner of sexual offences, reporting mechanisms and subsequences. Keeping this in mind, the Government of NCT of Delhi hopes to tackle the issues with a set of (Care and protection of Children) Rules, 2009 and the protection of Children from sexual Offences Act, 2012. These guidelines serve as a method for numerous stakeholders from teachers to community welfare associations to the police to ensure that all possible steps are taken to prevent Child Abuse and empower children to recognize symptoms of potentially abusive situations. It has further advised the schools to be proactive by developing a conducive atmosphere on the campus, where the status of woman/girl student is respected and they are treated equally without any bias or discrimination. Keeping the above guidelines in vies, Vimala Convent Hr. Sec. C.B.S.E. School, Sanawad.
The committee consists of members of the faculty, administration, service staff and students’ representatives. The members of the committee for the current academic year are:-