IAWS has a Zero tolerance policy regarding any form of Sexual Harassment. During the XVI National Conference on Women’s Studies in Delhi (27th -31st January 2020) the IAWS EC received a written complaint of Sexual Harassment. As an interim action, the accused was suspended from the responsibilities given by IAWS during this conference and was asked to immediately leave the premises and give up the facilities provided by the IAWS. Consequently, the EC at the General Body of IAWS during its meeting on 30th January 2020 informed that it will promptly set up the Inquiry Committee to address the complaint and submit its report within 6 weeks from its constitution.  Given this context, it has been decided that every Executive Committee hereafter would have an Inquiry Committee during its tenure.