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Gender Equity Education Committee

Gender Equity Education Committee

A. General Information

1. Services/Contact Information

Gender Equity Education Committee has Administration Section, Teaching and Learning Resources Section and Campus Publicity and Safety Section, in charge of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexual bullying cases on the campus :

Services :

1. Guidance on promoting gender equity education

(1) procedures of investigation application/report on gender equity cases

(2) investigation application/report on gender equity cases

2. Gender Equity Organization

3. Contact Information:

Tel: 07-6011999

Email: wendy@nkfust.edu.tw

Fax: 07-6011015

2. Guidance on promoting gender equity education

(1) Definition of sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual bullying

A. Sexual Harassment :

Based on First Tech’s Regulations on Prevention of Sexual Assault, Sexual Harassment or Sexual Bullying on Campus, sex harassment can be defined as follows:

1.       Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature made either explicitly or implicitly, interfering with an individual’s dignity, learning or work performance.

2.       Conduct of a sexual nature by an individual is used as the basis for learning or employment decisions.

B. Sexual Assault :

Sexual assault refers to the conduct of violation of an individual’s physical autonomy, such as sexual intercourse or indecency by raping, threatening, intimidating, hypnotizing or any other conduct of violating an individual's will.

C. Sexual Bullying :

Sexual bullying refers to the action of debasing, attacking or threatening others based on their sexual characteristics, sexual orientation or sexual identity by verbal, physical or other forms of violence and is not categorized as sexual harassment.

(2) Q&A section – Sexual Harassment

     (Hyperlink: http://www2.ksa.nkfust.edu.tw/guidance/genderNew/q_and_a.php)

Click on each topics for answers

1.        Reporting sexual assault case online

2.        Off-campus hotline

3.        What is the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault?

4.        Types of sexual harassment?

5.        How to respond when you are told that he/she is harassed?

6.        Under what circumstances can I apply for an investigation? Does it count if I were harassed by a middle-age man while riding on MRT?

7.        Who will launch an investigation? Can I trust them?

8.        If I apply for an investigation, I am afraid everyone would know about it and my grades could be affected.

9.        If I were harassed by my classmate/teacher and wanted to apply for an investigation, what should I do? Is there any restriction?

10.     How could I be assisted during the process of an investigation?

11.     If I sexually harassed others, how would I be punished?

12.     If I were not satisfied with the punishment, how could I help myself?

13.     If my charge of sexual harassment was approved, would First Tech delete the record after I leave the university?

3. Q & A section - Sexual Harassment

1.     Reporting sexual assault case online

Online sexual assault case reporting form:

https://ecare.mohw.gov.tw/form/PublicSaCtrl?version=v8&func=insert

Pursuant to Article 50 of Domestic Violence Prevention Act, Article 8 of Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Act and Article 34 of Children and Youth Welfare Act, mandatory reporting system is clearly specified.

For urgent cases that require the immediate assistance from social workers shall proceed pursuant to the following regulations:

A. Reporting during office hours:

All cases, including mandatory reporting and general public reporting via fax or internet shall be assigned to social workers within legal time frame.

B. Reporting during non-office hours:

The urgent case reported by professional workers responsible for mandatory reporting via fax or internet shall contact the local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center.

If the local government is closed due to typhoon or any other severe damages, reporting during non-office hours is applied. People shall report urgent cases online to assist social workers handling the case immediately

2.     On-campus and off-campus calls

On- campus

A.       Emergency telephone number: 07-6011-995

B.       Guardhouse: 07-6011-000 ext. 1363

C.       Military training instructor on duty: 07-6011-001 ext. 8501 (A, B and C are 24-hour calls)

D.       Investigation service: 07-6011-999 (office hour only)

Off-campus

A.       24 hours hotline of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Center: 113

B.       Police department: 110

3.     What is the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault?

Sexual assault :

refers to conduct defined as sexual assault crime in Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Act, including rape, threatening, intimidation, hypnotization or any other conduct of violating an individual’s will to have intercourse or indecent acts

Sexual harassment :

Sexual harassment: refers to the following scenarios but is not qualified as sexual assault :

A.       Verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature made either explicitly or implicitly, interfering with an individual’s dignity, learning or work performance.

B.       Conduct of a sexual nature by an individual is used as the basis for learning or employment decisions.

4.     Types of sexual harassment?

Sexual harassment can be generally divided into the following categories :

A. Verbal harassment :

includes dirty jokes, comments on one’s figure and so on.

B. Visual harassment :

includes showing pornography, staring at one’s breast or sexual characteristics, exposing sex organ and so on.

C. Physical harassment :

refers to touching other’s body with one’s own hands or body or fondling other’s body without their consent.

D. Another

Anything that can make others feel uncomfortable, anxious, oppressed or hurt can be categorized as sexual harassment. Most seen cases on campus are inappropriate pursuit, date violence, breaking-up violence and abuse of power.

5.     How to respond when you are told that he/she is harassed?

Believe and listen to what he/she says and how he/she feels, understand what had happened to him/her and let him/her know that he/she is cared for.

Tell him/her that it is not his/her fault and he/she is not the one to be blamed. Tell him/her that he/she has done all the best he/she could.

Give him/her your support and care. Do not reproach him/her. For example: Why didn’t you just leave the scene? Why didn’t you cry out for help? Why did you dress like that? Why were you still there late at night? These questions only lead to more remorse and guilt and self-doubt.

Respect his/her feelings and needs. Do not take any action without his/her consent to avoid a ‘second hit’. Promise him/her that you will not discuss about it without his/her consent.

Share resources that are helpful. Accompany and support him/her to deal with the situation.

6.     Under what circumstances can I apply for an investigation? Does it count if I were harassed by a middle-age man while riding on MRT?

In a sexual assault or sexual harassment case, if one party is a principal, a teacher, an employee, a janitor or a student of a school and the other party is a student, the victim can file an appeal to Gender Equity Education Committee of the school where the offender works or studies.

If sexual harassment takes place outside the campus or in a public place and the offender information is known, Sexual Assault Crime Prevention Act can be applied. An appeal can be filed to offender’s workplace (an organization, an army, a school or an employer) to conduct an investigation. If the information of the offender is unknown, the case can be transferred to be investigated by police department.

7.     Who will launch an investigation? Can I trust them?

An applicant or a reporter can apply for an investigation on sexual assault and sexual harassment. First Tech Gender Equity Education Committee will be held responsible for the investigation.

An investigation group consists of 3 to 5 committee members and gender legal experts. (Women account for half of the group members)

Complying with principles of confidentiality

Time Limit: the investigation shall be done within two months and be transferred to committee which determines penalty.

Procedures of application :

A.       Flow chart of dealing with campus sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual bullying

B.       Flow chart of investigation application on campus sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual bullying.

8.     If I apply for an investigation, I am afraid everyone would know about it and my grades could be affected.

During the process of the investigation, the applicant (victim) can be protected by the following measures :

A.       The personal information of the party concerned, the reporter and the witness of the case shall be kept confidential. (not applicable to public safety consideration)

B.       To protect the right to education or the right to work of the party concerned, First Tech deals with the attendance record and grading depending on the case, reduces the frequency of interaction between two parties or imposes necessary penalties to avoid revenge.

C.       When the relationships of both parties are unequal, confrontation shall be avoided.

9.     If I were harassed by my classmate/teacher and wanted to apply for an investigation, what should I do? Is there any restriction?

Application :

Issue an application to Gender Equity Education Committee (Office of the Dean of Student Affairs, Office of Student Affairs

A.       The party concerned or the reporter can issue an application with a registered written notification. If it is done in verbal form, the member of Gender Equity Education Committee would record it. After confirming the content and making sure the accuracy, the applicant or the reporter shall sign or seal it.

B.       A written notification shall state the following information: The applicant’s or the reporter’s the name, ID number, working or studying place, address, contact number, the date of issuing an investigation and the relevant evidence of the investigation of the case.

C.       First Tech or the administration shall issue a written notification to the applicant or the reporter after receiving the investigation application/report within 20 days, stating if the case is approved.

Gender Equity Education Committee shall refuse handling the following cases :

1.        Cases not related to Gender Equity Education Act

2.        Cases with no real name of the applicant or the reporter

3.        Previous closed cases

10.   How could I be assisted during the process of an investigation?

First Tech would provide the following assistance :

A.       Guidance and counseling services

B.       Legal aid

C.       Academic assistance

D.       Financial assistance

E.       Other assistance that Gender Equity Education Committee found it necessary

11.   If I sexually harassed others, how would I be punished?

If the case is proved, First Tech can impose the following punishment based on the relevant laws and regulations :

A.       Based on the Student Reward and Punishment Policy, the offender should be given Admonition, Minor demerit or Major demerit, depending on the gravity of the case.

B.       Making apologies to the victim after receiving the consent from the victim or his/her legal representative.

C.       Receiving 8-hour lectures on gender equity education.

D.       Receiving psychological counseling.

E.       Other measures served the purpose of education.

12.    If I were not satisfied with the punishment, how could I help myself?

Within 20 days of receiving the written notification, reapplication for the investigation can be made with a written report for one time only.

Reinvestigation can be launched when significant flaws or new facts or new evidence that could affect the final result are found during the investigation process.

13.   If my charge of sexual harassment was approved, would First Tech delete the record after I leave the university?

In order to keep providing guidance to the offender, when the offender transfers to other university, the previous university where the offender studied or served will report the approved case and the offender’s personal information to the current university in accordance with the laws and regulations.

Unless otherwise justified, the university that received the report shall not publicize the personal information and needs to continue providing necessary guidance to the offender.

B. Procedures of investigation application/report on gender equity cases

Procedures of investigation application/report on sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual bullying on campus

Faculty and staff knowing the gender equity case

investigation application/report or circulating a notice within the campus

Gender Equity Education Committee receiving the case (Office of the Dean of Student Affairs)

Reporting the case

Reporting the case to the evaluation group (within 3 days)

1.     Reporting

2.     Campus security reporting and mandatory reporting (within 24 hours)

Providing necessary assistance or penalties

Investigation application/report on the case

Handling the case by the group of handling gender equity cases (within 3 days)

1.     Notification of acceptance (within 20 days)

2.     Process of investigation (within 2 months. The investigation can be extended twice and each no more than one month.)

3.     Campus security reporting and mandatory reporting (within 24 hours)

Transfer to the committee that determines penalty

Resolving the penalty

1.    Written notification of the final penalty (within 2 months of receiving the investigation report)

2.    Informing the right to appeal

Appeal (within 20 days of receiving the written notification)

1.     Written notification of not handling the case

2.     Informing the right to appeal

Appeal procedures

Withdrawing the case

Closing the case

Total

Investigation application/report on gender equity cases

Investigation application form/case report form of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual bullying in First Tech

Appeal form of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual bullying cases in First Tech

Investigation application form/case report form of on-campus sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual bullying

National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology appeal form of sexual assault, sexual harassment or sexual bullying cases