M. Reena, Dr. Onnur Saheab
Over the past few years, the issue of women?s safety has become a prime focus of public attention and concern in India. Harassment is any improper and unwelcome conduct that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation to another person. Sexual Harassment generally takes place when there is power or authority difference among persons involved. In institutions of higher 'education, both the offender and the offenders Supervisors, Chairperson, Directors, Institutional Heads can be held liable for acts of sexual harassment. The new report from HRW said such abuse is disturbingly common, government responses are falling short in protecting children and in treating victims. National Crime Records Bureau, A total of 66,40,378 cognizable crimes comprising 26,47,722 Indian Penal Code (IPC) crimes and 39,92,656 Special & Local Laws (SLL) crimes were reported, showing an increase of 9.9% over 2012 (60,41,559 cases).
Keywords: Harassment, Violence, Education, Crime, Women