On Wednesday, 1st July 2020, the Director of LGS 1A1, Ms. Nighat Ali, Principal Ms. Gul Rukh Rehman and other members of the school management (“School Management”) held a meeting with representatives from the “LGS 1A1 Collective” (a group of actively concerned and collectively engaged alumnae and students). The focus of the meeting was to discuss incidents of harassment on campus and to collaborate on solutions for systemic reform.

The LGS 1A1 Collective prepared a Charter of Demands (attached) which was presented to the School Management to ensure robust reforms on campus.

The School Management expressed its deep regret at the actions of certain members of the administration and faculty, but fully committed itself to addressing the situation in collaboration with alumnae and students.

The School Management was prompt and responsive. They agreed to the Charter of Demands presented by the LGS 1A1 Collective, and have, thus far, implemented the following:

1) Termination of faculty and staff members who were perpetrators of sexual harassment.

2) Suspension of members of administrative staff who allegedly neglected complaints of sexual harassment and abuse on campus.

3) Formation of an Inquiry Committee to investigate allegations against the suspended members of administrative staff.

4) Notification of an Inquiry Committee for harassment cases on campus. The School Management will undertake to make the Committee and its processes as accessible for students as possible.

5) A formal anti-harassment policy which will be accessible on the school website, all visible school areas, bulletin boards, etc.

Further actions agreed to be taken in line with the LGS 1A1 Collective demands include:

1) Mandatory trainings on harassment for faculty, staff, and students.

2) A meeting between the student body and the directors (pending current pandemic restrictions).

3) Handbooks for students and teachers apprising them of what constitutes inappropriate behaviour on campuses.

4) Encouraging an overall safer culture for students on campus and reforming institutional attitudes towards female students in a manner conducive to their growth.