About us:

The Women’s cell at Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT) is established to ensure a safe and working/studying environment for girls/women at DBIT. All female students, faculty and staff of DBIT are members of Women’s cell.

Faculty-in-charge: Ms. Anagha Shastri, Ms. Minirani S.

Student’s representative: Ms. Madhumita Chatterjee, TE (Comps)

 

Background:

According to the Constitution of India, Right to Equality is a Fundamental Right that includes the right to equality before law, prohibition of discrimination and equality of opportunities in matters of public employment. Equality between men and women, right to work, to education and to public assistance in case of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement and provision of just and humane conditions for work and maternity relief, are important Directive Principles of State Policy.

Following the 1997 Supreme Court judgment in the case of Vishaka and others versus the State of Rajasthan, in accordance with the mandate that it shall be the duty of the Employer to prevent or deter the commission of acts of sexual harassment and to provide the procedures for the resolution, settlement or prosecution of acts of sexual harassment by taking all steps required, and to be proactive by developing a conducive atmosphere on the campus, where women can work safely with dignity.

 

Purpose:

  • To facilitate a gender-sensitive environment enabling women and men to maximise their potential.

  • To provide a safe working environment in which women and girls can work and study without threats to their safety.

  • To safeguard the issues and concerns of all women and girls working and studying in the institute.

  • To deal with the cases of workplace sexual/ psychological/emotional harassment in a timely, appropriate and just manner.

 

Objectives:

  • To create an environment of gender justice where men and women work together with a sense of personal security and dignity.

  • To enhance the self-esteem and self-confidence of girl students, women faculty and staff in the Institute.

  • To create awareness amongst students about the problems faced by women of all strata due to gender issues, especially the working women.

  • To create a sense of responsibility in the students and have healthy study and work culture in the Institute.

  • To foster decision-making ability in girl students for making informed choices in areas like education, employment and health.

  • To create awareness amongst students about the issues related to the youth, girls in particular.

  • To disseminate knowledge about rights and laws related to women.

 

Activities proposed as a part of the Women’s cell for the even semester of year 2014-15:

  • Introductory workshop on Self Defence for female students and faculty.

  • Creative writing competition for students on the topic “Women’s Development as you see it.”

  • Celebration on Women’s Day.