SBK Women’s University intended to provide the safe and respectful environment for entire family of SBKWU.
The Anti- Sexual Harassment Cell has been established to provide a healthy and congenial atmosphere to all the staff members and students.
HIGHER EDUCATION COMMISSION
POLICY ON PROTECTION AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN
HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS
PRINCIPLES AND PURPOSES OF THE POLICY
Downlaod Complete Policy of HEC
Downlaod Policy Document(Governemnt of Pakistan)
How to Register a Complaint
- Higher Education Institutions (“HEIs”) are highly consequential institutions in
society that are dedicated to the pursuit and dissemination of knowledge.
Members of the HEI community have several important rights and privileges,
central among which is the right to pursue inquiry and search for knowledge
without hinderance from unlawful or otherwise unacceptable constraints. The
Higher Education Commission (the “HEC”), which has been mandated by law to
prescribe conditions under which HEIs in the country may be opened and
operated, takes very seriously the freedom of teachers, researchers, scholars,
students and other members of the HEI community to live and work in a safe
environment in which their dignity is protected.
- Protection against sexual harassment is important not only because it threatens
the freedom and conduciveness of the environment at institutions of higher
learning. At a more fundamental level, such conduct is unacceptable because it
violates personal dignity and shall not be tolerated at HEIs in Pakistan under
- In accordance with the terms of this policy, sexual harassment shall be
prohibited at HEIs in Pakistan, and shall constitute a punishable offence under
the policy. The HEC affirms the right of every member of the HEI community
live, study and work in an environment that is free from sexual harassment. The
goal of this policy is to prevent sexual harassment from taking place, and where
necessary to act upon complaints of sexual harassment promptly, fairly,
judiciously and with due regard to confidentiality for all parties concerned.
- All administrators, deans, managers, faculty, department chairs, directors of
schools or programs and others in supervisory or leadership positions have an
obligation to be familiar with and to uphold this policy and its procedures along
with informing members of their staff about its existence. HEIs are encouraged
to formulate internal policies that further strengthen or expand the protections
available under the HEC’s policy on sexual harassment.
- This policy has been made pursuant to the powers granted to the HEC under the
Higher Education Commission Ordinance, 2002, and is binding on all higher
education institutions in the country, whether operating in the public or private
sectors. Violations or failure to comply with the HEC’s policies may lead to
regulatory action being taken against non-compliant HEIs.
- This policy is consistent with and has been made in light of the provisions of the
Protection Against Harassment of Women at the Workplace Act 2010 (as
amended) (the “2010 Harassment Act”). It extends the protection against
sexual harassment to all members of the HEI community, and provides the
option to aggrieved persons to seek recourse to resources within the HEI or to
seek redressal through the provisions of the 2010 Act.
If you feel that you are being harassed and need to report the matter, it can be done verbally (informal complaint) or in writing (formal complaint) simply by using any one of the following available routes/channels:-
- Harassment Complaint Cell
- University Authorities (Registrar/DEANS/HoD/)
- Via E-email to Harassment Complaint Cell (firstname.lastname@example.org)