To cater to the problem and grievances of women in Cotton College, a Cotton College Women Grievances Redressal Cell (CCWGRC) has been established. In view of the increasing number of girl students in the Cotton College Women Redressal Cell will make every effort to ensure that the girls feel at home. The cell will resolve common problems of girls' students and women employees. This cell will also take up individual cases of sexual harassment, if any. The Committee will meet regularly and on specific requirement to discuss the issues and grievances of female students and staff and forward their recommendations to the Chairperson, CCWGRC for further action. Friendly and expertise sessions will be conducted to pinpoint the problems, to adopt the line of action, to analyze its effects and to provide follow up services. The Cell will deal with the cases/ complaints of sexual harassment and any other type of harassment of the female students, teaching and non-teaching women staff of Cotton College. The cell has been formed in accordance with the University Grants Commission (Grievance Redressal) Regulations.
Objectives of CCWGRC:
- To enlighten the women students about their legal rights and to strive towards the empowerment of the women through the promotion of gender amity and programmes concerning women welfare.
- To create a congenial working environment which is free of sexual harassment or gender based discrimination for all women employees and students.
- To heighten awareness and sensitivity to this important issue amongst all concerned.
- Encouraging the Students to express their grievances/ problems freely and frankly, without any fear of being victimized.
- Upholding the dignity of Cotton College by ensuring strife free atmosphere in the College through promoting cordial Student-Student relationship and Student-teacher relationship etc.
- To process all the individual complaints and take suitable action thereon in the manner and mode as per the college norms.
- To form/ review the guidelines/ policy for redressal of the grievance as required from time to time, this may be in accordance with those issued by Supreme Court and Government Agencies.
CCWORC has been reconstituted with the following Members:
|1.||Dr. Nirada Devi||
Cotton College, Guwahati
|2.||Dr. Rupali P. Bhuyan||Convenor|
|3.||Dr. Rupa Das Borbora||Member|
|4||Sri Santanu Phukan||Member|
|5||Ms. Simi Barman||Member|
|6||Dr. Pradip Barua||Member|
|7||Dr. Upala Barua||Member|
|8||Dr. Manisha Sarma||Member|
|9||Secretary, Ladies Common Room||Student Member|
|10||Secretary, Social Service Section||Student Member|
If you are being harassed, this is what you can do:
- Don't feel a sense of shame. Tell the harasser very clearly that you find his behavior offensive.
- Don't ignore the harassment in the hope that it will stop on its own. Come forward and complain.
- Keep a record of all incidents of harassment in a notebook. If you feel the need to register a formal complaint latter, this record will be helpful.
- Talk to somebody you trust about the harassment. It will not only give you strength but also help others in similar situations to come forward and complain.
- Lodge a written complaint to any member, convenor or chairperson of CCWGRC at the earliest either personally or over phone.