Purpose of the Cell

 

The University-based PWHC was set up to address effectively and speedily violations of sexual nature. PWHC has been put in place to provide a civil redressal mechanism in contrast to a criminal --primarily punitive --process. The goal of the PWHC is to deal with the problem faced by the student/employee through an internal system of relief that is easy to access, and thereby provides an effective remedy to the aggrieved complainant as quickly as possible so that she can continue to study/work and develop without further impediments.

1. To address the issues of gender-based harassment and violence on the campuses
2. To facilitate a gender-sensitive and congenial working environment so that women at Punjabi University are not subjected to gender specific discrimination or sexual harassment