KHOJ IS A SAFE SPACE

KHOJ IS A SAFE SPACE ; KHOJ POLICY ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT THE WORKPLACE

 

Khoj is a space for creative collaboration and experimentation. This requires that everyone here, including staff, programme participants, visitors and canteen customers, be proactive in creating a welcoming and inclusive space where everyone’s safety is valued.

Respect physical and emotional boundaries: Everyone entering Khoj is asked to be aware of their language and behaviour, and to consider whether it might be harmful to others. Be aware that you can’t know what people’s boundaries are without asking them. This is no space for violence or for touching people without their consent. If someone tells you that you are making them uncomfortable, change your behaviour.Abuse, harassment and sexual assault, whether verbal or physical, will not be tolerated.

Khoj’s Policy and Rules for Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace can be found here.

Discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated: No-one entering Khoj should behave in a way that is intolerant of someone’s religious beliefs, racist, ageist, sexist, heterosexist, transphobic, able-bodiest, classist, casteist, or use any other behaviour or language that may perpetuate oppression.

Alcohol: Alcohol is served during some Khoj events. If you use alcohol at these events, please do so safely. Alcohol use is never an excuse to disrespect, harass or harm others.

Khoj does not tolerate behaviour that breaches this policy. If you violate this policy, you may be asked to leave.

Khoj is in the process of setting up it’s Internal Complaints Committee for the Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment at the Workplace, and will be sharing the names and contact details of its members soon.

If you experience harassment, abuse, or sexual assault please approach a Khoj team member who will also be able to refer you to the appropriate body.

We welcome the continuing discussion about and improvement of this policy.