In response to the Vishaka Judgment passed by the Supreme Court in 1997, University of Mumbai set up the ‘University Women Development Cell (UWDC)’ in 2001 with the key purpose of making the University a gender-sensitive space. The University also directed all its affiliated colleges to set up a ‘Women Development Cell’ at the college level.
In compliance with this directive of the University, the Women Development Cell of Tolani College of Commerce was set up in the year 2006-07.
A variety of activities and initiatives are undertaken by the Cell:
- to create a safe campus for the lady students and staff
- to address cases of sexual harassment, if any
- to create awareness about the challenges faced by women including health related issues, women’s right and empowerment