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Miriam College is a premier women's college in the Philippines. Founded in 1924, Miriam College offers programs at the basic, tertiary, post-graduate and adult education levels.

The institution supports specialized centers engaged in curriculum development, research, community outreach and advocacy in the fields of social development, peace education, environmental studies and women’s empowerment.

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  • This section will feature resources, advisories and issuances
    on the Safe Spaces Act as part of the School’s initiative and
    commitment in creating, implementing, and sustaining a
    safe space for its students, employees and other members
    of the School community.

What is a SAFE SPACE?

A place or an environment where a person is respected, secured, could show and communicate their true self where there is genuine care, support system, sensitivity, equality, no judgment and no discrimination of one’s gender, age, race, social standing, and experiences.

A place where verbal, emotional, psychological, and physical harm is absent and where there are people who could respond properly and immediately to a person or a group’s call for help.

What is Gender-Based Sexual Harassment?

Verbal, nonverbal, graphic, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostile conduct based on sex, sex-stereotyping, sexual orientation or gender identity, involving conduct of a sexual nature that causes or likely to cause mental, emotional or psychological distress, and fear of personal safety such as sexual harassment acts committed through nonconsensual, unwanted or uninvited sexual action or remarks against any person regardless of the motive for committing such action or remarks. See examples >

Who can commit gender-based sexual harassment?

Anyone can commit gender-based sexual harassment. This includes:

  • People on the street
  • Those with authority, influence or moral ascendancy such as teachers, trainers or superiors)
  • Peers (such as classmates or friends)
  • Subordinates (such as employees, trainees or students)
Gender-Based Sexual Harassment

Where can it happen?

  • Streets, public places, and public utility vehicles
  • Online
  • Workplace
  • Schools

 

LEARN MORE

To learn more about the R.A. No. 11313 Safe Spaces Act Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR) and the Miriam College SAFE SPACES ACT, please view the document by clicking the document button.

DOCUMENT

What to do?

WHAT TO DO?

What to do IF YOU ARE HARASSED?

  1. Assess the situation if it is best to confront or ignore your harasser. 
  2. Immediately go somewhere safe. 
  3. Call the attention or help of your family, friends, any teacher, school personnel, or workmate you trust.
  4. File a formal complaint to the School Authorities via email: safespaces@mc.edu.ph.

What CAN I DO if I was harassed online?

  1. Block the person harassing you.
  2. Report profile, accounts, or users that are using your identity or are posing as you online.
  3. Take screenshots and other evidences of online harassment.
  4. Report or file a complaint to the PNP Anti-Cybercrime Group (PNP ACG).

WHAT DO I DO if my classmate, friend, or workmate experiences sexual harassment?

  • Provide support. Don’t be a bystander if you witness someone being sexually harassed.
  • Suggest to your classmate, friend, or workmate to call the attention or help of their family member, teacher, school personnel, or workmate that they trust.
  • Inform your classmate, friend, or workmate that they could file a complaint via email: safespaces@mc.edu.ph.
  • Educate yourself and learn more about the Safe Spaces Act.
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Gender-based sexual harassment could be done by anyone regardless of age, sex, gender, and status and anywhere whether online, or in public or private places. Let us be empowered and educate ourselves and others about the Safe Spaces Act so we can truly have a SAFE SPACE for all.

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