Three- Day International Workshop on “Gender Equity and Inclusion: Transformative Pathways in Higher Education” Concludes at KMV

International Workshop on “Gender Equity and InclusionJalandhar September 19 (Jaswinder Azad)- On the final day of the International Workshop on “Gender Equity and Inclusion: Transformative Pathways in Higher Education” at Kanya Maha Vidyalaya- the Heritage & Autonomous institution, Ranked No.1 in India by India Today, the first session commenced with the a Power point presentation by Dr Rakhee Kalita Moral, Cotton University, Guwahati. She gave a presentation on the topic Envisioning Futures: Drafting Gender Audit Templates. She shared a study conducted by Guwahati University that was based on Gender Audits. She emphasized on the fact that in the top institutes of India, female to male ratio in terms of employment is very low. The next session comprised of a group activity in which all the participants were divided into 6 different groups and each group was given a specific gender audit component. Each group was given a task of preparing a research study on the respective component given to them for the constructive development of their institute. After this session, Ms Shilpi Shabdita and Ms Diksha Poddar from WISCOMP gave a presentation on a social media platform named ‘Log-in Gender’ describing the inception of it and telling about the role it has played in the gender equity. At the end of the day, a Feedback and Focus Group Discussion on Learnings was organized in which all the participants gave their valuable feedback by filling out the feedback forms regarding the workshop and also expressed their views on various gender related issues. After the end of the session, Principal Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi distributed the certificates to each participant of the workshop. She averred that women are the future leaders in every field of the society. Women should believe in themselves and on their capabilities in order to reach new heights in this ever changing competitive world. She further maintained that such workshops should be organized from time to time in order to raise the awareness about the gender issues in the society. It is a matter of great pride for KMV as it has been instrumental in raising the awareness of the people regarding various gender related issues. She also assured that KMV will continue to be the hub of WISCOMP (South Asian Organization) in collaboration with leading institutions of India for such valuable work for development of our society. She lauded the efforts of Dr Amanpreet Khurana, Ms Ashima Sahni, Dr Monica Sharma, Dr Gopi Sharma and other members of organizing committee for organizing this informative workshop.

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