Awareness lecture on sexual harassment held

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Nov 6: An awareness lecture on ‘Sexual Harrasment at Workplace’ was conducted today at Women Studies Centre in Government College for Women, Parade, by Women Development Corpor-ation, J&K.
Dr Hemla Aggarwal, Principal of the College, was the chief guest on the occasion. The session started with a welcome address and introductory lecture by Rifat Qamar, incharge, Development Officer, Jammu Division.
This was followed by a lecture on sexual harassment at workplace by Dr Shivani Suri Verma, who talked about types and forms of sexual harassment, its impact and consequences on victims. She also talked about need to prevent, prohibit and redress this evil practice under Act-14, 2013.
The session concluded with interaction and feedback from the students. Also present on the occasion were Dr Aruna Dubey, HoD Home Science Department, Prof Nidhi Kotwal, Director, Women Studies Centre, Prof Seema Jolly and Dr Anamika Baru.