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What is Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment?

The urgent need to foster safe, respectful communities free of discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault has gained momentum worldwide. SP Jain School of Global Management recognises that need and is determined to do all we can in the communities we serve, fostering respect, inclusion and safety for all.

We have zero tolerance for all forms of sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH) and are committed to achieving and maintaining a safe environment.

What is Sexual Harassment?

Sexual Harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, which makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated. Sexual harassment does not have to be directed at a particular individual to be unlawful. Behaviour which creates a hostile learning environment for other students can also be unlawful1.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault occurs when a person is forced or tricked into sexual acts against their will or without consent, or if a child or young person under 18 is exposed to sexual activities. Sexual assault can include, but is not limited to, sexual act, sexual touching, sexual assault and aggravated sexual assault.

What is Consent?

It occurs when a person freely and voluntarily agrees to sexual intercourse. Sexual assault occurs when someone is unable to and/or does not give consent.

This video explains the concept of consent:

 

What is Technology-facilitated Abuse?

It uses technology to threaten, intimidate, harass or humiliate someone – with the intent to hurt them socially, psychologically or even physically.