Institutional Forum for Women

About Women Empowerment

Preamble :

There’s no denying that the role of women in the society has changed enormously in the past 50 years. Worldwide, women are not only enjoying satisfying careers, some of them are out earning men. Despite these tremendous advances, women still face a variety of professional challenges, particularly in traditionally male dominated careers such as management, the science and other technically oriented roles. Recognizing these challenges can help overcome them. The drive to do it all and do it well is a uniquely female trait. Many women find balancing the responsibilities of their chosen professional with the traditionally female oriented duties required at home challenging. Finding the time to grocery shop, clean house, do laundry and cook dinner—never mind taking care of kids.—is difficult even that’s the only job you have. Add a demanding boss, deadlines and ambition to succeed, and you have a recipe for anxiety that that causes many women to feel overwhelmed and guilty. Women have to face a lot of unavoidable and irresistible constraints at workplace. Some of their choices have not come without disappointment. She is women! Distinctions are always made between male candidates and female candidates at workplace. People do not respect the abilities and talents in women. It takes a long time for them to succeed and get promoted. People draw conclusions about her attitude, reputation and character the way they like. Women always need to prove themselves not only to higher authorities but also at home and society. She faces greater difficulties when trying to balance work and family. Women are also more likely to become the victim of sexual harassment, which is difficult to prove and embarrassing to report. Women are still victimized by outdates gender attitude.

Keeping this view in the mind, Datta Meghe Institute of health sciences provides Guidance and counseling support to help them confront their difficulties. It works toward developing their personality and self esteem.

Sexual Harassment at Workplace

Preamble :

Internal complaint committee (ICC) is constituted according to the act, “THE SEXUAL HARASSMENT OF WOMEN AT WORKPLACE (PREVENTION, PROHIBITION AND REDRESSAL) ACT 2013”. This is an act to provide protection against sexual harassment of women at workplace and for the prevention and Redressal of complaints of sexual harassment and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto. By definition; Sexual Harassment is any unwelcome sexually determined behavior, direct or by implications, and includes: physical contact and advances, demand or request for sexual favors, sexually colored remarks, display of pornography and any other unwelcome physical, verbal or nonverbal conduct of sexual nature. Sexual harassment results in violation of the fundamental rights of a women to equality under articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India and her right to life and to live with dignity under article 21 of Constitution and right to practice any profession or to carry on any occupation, trade or business which includes a right to a safe environment free from sexual harassment. The protection againstsexual harassment and the right to work with dignity are universally recognized human rights by international conventions and instruments such as Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discriminations against Women, which has been ratified on the 25th June 1993 by the Government of India.

Objectives :

  • Redressal of complaints of sexual harassment at DMIMS (DU)
  • To make the campus safe, free from sexual harassment; with zero tolerance

Committee

Name
Designation
 
Dr Mrs Alka Rawekar, Professor, Dept of Physiology JNMC
Chairman
 
Dr S Z Quazi Professor, Community Medicine JNMC
Member
 
Dr. Vidya Baliga, Reader, Dept of Periodontics, SPDC
Member
 
Dr A. Anjankar, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry JNMC
Member
 
Mrs S Parihar, Admin. Officer, AVBRH
Member
 
Shri Ashok Brahamankar, CAO, JNMC
Member
 
Mrs. Sadhna Saraf, NGO Representative
Member
 
Mrs. Rupali Sarode, Counselor, Women’s forum
Member
 

Working of ICC:

The members of ICC meet quarterly

  • To take the stock of all complaints of sexual harassment at workplaceat DMIMS (DU)
  • Plan for awareness programs for teaching staff/nonteaching staff/students on Gender bias, Sexual harassment, Women empowerment.
  • Generation of report and submit to University officials

Some Do’s and Don’ts to be observed at workplace regarding sexual harassment :

DO’S:

  • Women rights are human rights.
  • Women have a right to equal treatment, equal justice with dignity and honour
  • Create and sustain conducive environment for work
  • Ensure adequate personal security for employees specially women

DON’TS

  • Do not treat women employees as sex objects
  • Do not outrage or insult the modesty of female employees and colleagues
  • Do not make sexual advances to women at workplace.

Committees

Institutional Women Forum Committee
Sr. No.

Members

Designation
1
Dr. Pratibha Dawande, Prof. Dept of Pathology, JNMC. Convener, IWF
2
Mrs. Rupali sarode, Clinical Psychologist, IFFW
3
Adv. Archana Wankhede. Legal Advisor
4
Ms. Shubhangi Belekar. Asso. Professor, dept of Pathology, JNMC Coordinator- JNMC
5
Dr. Ashish Anjankar, Lecturer, Dept of Biochemistry, JNMC. Member
6
Dr. Pradhnya Nikhade, Prof, Dept of Conservative, SPDC Coordinator -SPDC
7
Dr. Shweta Kale, Reader, Dept of Prosthodontics, SPDC. Member
8
Dr. Shravani Deoliya, Reader, Dept of PHD, SPDC Member
9
Dr. Narendra Sharma, Reader, Dept of Orthodontics, SPDC Member
10 Dr. Meena Deogade, Prof. MGACHRC Coordinator- MGACHRC
11 Dr. Bharat Rathi, Prof, MGACHRC Member
12 Dr. Nilima Wadnerwar, Lecturer, MGACHRC Member
13 Mrs. Archana Taksande, Asso. Prof, SRMMCON Coordinator, SRMMCON
14 Mrs. Archana Teltumde. Lecturer, SRMMCON Member
15 Mrs. Usha Waghmare, Asso. Prof. SRMMCON Member
16 Mr. Vishal Pakhare, Clinical Instructor, SRMMCON Member
     
 

Activities

Activity Calender :

The university has pre declared schedule of activities of the institutional forum which is as follows:

Activity Date  
Women’s Day 8th March  
Mother’s Day Second Saturday of the month of May  
Celebration of Gender Equality Day 22nd June  
4th Day of Ganesh Festival of the College.    
Celebration of Children’s day 14th November.  
Sensitization lectures on Women’s Forum and Sexual Harassment Cell in fresher’s Induction Programme, Interns Induction programme & PGITP.    
Submission of Annual report of Women Forum to district social work department.    

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