The Office of Anti- Sexual Harassment was instituted on the year 1998 in accordance with the Republic Act 7877 or the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995 and of the University of the Philippines Implementing Rules and Regulations (UPIRR) on Anti-Sexual Harassment. The Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment (OASH) is directly under the supervision of the Office of the Chancellor with a Coordinator, whose appointment is determined by the Chancellor, and serves as the office's Executive Officer. S/he is a non-voting member of the OASH Committee (hearing committee of sexual harassment cases) and directly supervises the office's programs, activities and services.
OASH programs, activities and services are fueled by the office's vision and mission:
The University of the Philippines Manila as one of the notable campuses of the leading State University of the Philippines, “maintains an intellectual and moral environment in which the dignity and worth of all members of the academic community are guaranteed full respect.” (UP Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995).
“Provide a secure and conducive learning and working environment for students, faculty members and employees free from sexual harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation.” - UP Implementing Rules and Regulations of the Anti-Sexual Harassment Act of 1995.
Functions and Services
The Office of Anti- Sexual Harassment was designed to take measures to: 1) prevent sexual harassment and eliminate conditions which give rise to sexual intimidation and exploitation; 2) undertake information and educational activities on University Anti-Sexual Harassment policy, rules, regulations and procedure; 3) investigate and undertake legal actions of all reported incidents or cases of sexual harassment; 4) provide all possible support services to students, faculty members or employees who are victims of sexual harassment 5) creatively design or formulate informal procedures, including counseling and grievance management.
Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment
University of the Philippines Manila
8th Flr., Central Block Building
Philippine General Hospital
Taft Avenue, Manila
Tel. #: 554-8400 local 3845
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