GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL MECHANISM
Send us an email with details of the situation you are in and the grievance/ complaint you would like us to register. We are also available for informal support if you feel at risk lodging an official complaint. We can advise and counsel you through this process while maintaining confidentiality and taking steps to ensure your safety.
In situations of sexual harassment, what you can do?
Complain to the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC),
Complain to the Committee for Gender Concerns. CGC will address the complaint and forward it to the Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) depending on the situation.
What support does the CGC offer you?
discusses the case with you and advises you on the way forward
takes your case and its repercussions seriously
addresses the respondent in a manner it deems fit after judging the merits of the case
issues redressal and punitive measures where applicable
forwards the complaint to the ICC for an independent inquiry and action where suitable
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO MAKE THE CAMPUS SAFE?
Watch your own conduct:
Inform yourself about the realities of sexual harassment at the workplace by going over the legal resources mentioned on this portal so that you are able to better recognise gender/sexuality-based discrimination/violence and sexual harassment.
Learn to understand your own boundaries and boundaries of people with whom you interact so that you do not breach their peripheries of privacy/safety/comfort at any cost.
Be aware of positions of power you occupy in a particular group, situation, activity, place etc. that derive from your seniority, gender, social status, privilege and so on
Guard against complicity in the problem of gender/sexuality-based discrimination by watching for abuse of power in your own behaviour/speech
Interrupt chains of harassment:
You can help by reporting cases of discrimination/harassment that need attention
Take care to maintain the confidentiality of survivors in all ways possible
Seek the consent of survivors before reporting if they choose to disclose their identity.
Support survivors in every way you can:
Help maintain the confidentiality of the survivor at all costs
Do not subject survivors to stigma, suspicion, judgment, or disrespect; offer help and understanding
Support the survivor by suggesting to them institutional/on-campus channels of advice/redressal/counselling
Respect the choice of the survivor to report or not to report, and seek help from trusted institutional mechanisms confidentially without compromising the survivor’s identity if you notice reasons for concern