Awareness Seminar on "Harassment" Organized at SZABIST Islamabad

Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST) Islamabad organized an awareness seminar on “Harassment” on October 28, 2014. This seminar was mainly organized for the students of MBA program of SZABIST Islamabad. The speaker of this seminar was our Faculty member Ms. Summara Riaz who is also a member of SZABIST Islamabad Harassment Complaint Cell. The aim of this seminar was to make the students realize the issues & challenges emerging due to harassment and also to provide the solutions in order to handle harassment cases in educational institutions as well as at workplace. She also briefed that how one individual can put forward his/her complain to the Harassment Complaint Cell which are formed in different educational institutions.

This Seminar was organized to find ways to promote a better environment at educational institutions and workplace through the prevention of and management of sexual harassment .She also said that it is necessary to encourage prevention and common actions to avoid discriminative treatment at the workplace and educational institutions which also has adverse impacts on work productivity. It also aimed at raising awareness and understanding concerning harassment in the institutes and workplace and seeks inputs from faculty members, staff, students and employees for the design of the future preventive measures.

It was a two-way communication seminar in which all the queries of the students were also answered by the speaker.

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