SEXUAL HARASSMENT AWARENESS PROGRAMME IN THE WORKPLACE
|The short skit read by ISDEV members.|
The Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) received an invitation from the Registrar's Office for all ISDEV lecturers, staff and students to attend the Sexual Harrasment Awareness Programme in the Workplace. The programme was held to provide knowledge and create awareness on what tantamount to sexual harassment as well as the steps needed to be taken when one suspects that one is being sexually harassed. The programme was fully conducted by the Jawatankuasa Teras Gangguan Seksual (JTGS) (Main Committee on Sexual Harassment).
|Getting a better understanding of what constitute sexual harassment.|
At 2:30pm on Monday 29 April, 2019, ISDEV doors was temporarily closed to give way for ISDEV members to be at the Banquet Hall, USM. The close to three hour long programme consisted of three sessions. The programme started with a talk by the Deputy Chairman of JTGS, Professor Dr Noraida Endut who is also the Director of the Centre for Research on Women and Gender (KANITA), USM. She prepared a short skit, read by a few ISDEV members, to explain the basic elements and understanding of sexual harassment.
|Prof. Noraida Endut|
Thereafter, Chairman of JTGS, Professor Dr Hajar Abdul Rahim, from the English Language Studies Department, School of Humanities, USM briefed about JTGS and the procedures in the form of a flow chart involved when a staff lodge a report on being sexually harassed at one's workplace. The final session was a forum of three panels consisting of USM Legal Advisor Dr. Khairul Anuar bin Che Azmiand USM Ombudsman, Professor Dato' Seri Dr. Md. Salleh bin Yapar as well as of a member of JTGS, Professor Dr. Dato' Rashidah Shuib.