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Centre for Women's Studies, JU organises 2nd Gender sensitisation workshop

JAMMU: Under the Gender Sensitization Workshop Series, the Centre for Women Studies, University of Jammu organized second workshop for the PG students of Department of Sanskrit, Urdu and ICcR &HRM, University of Jammu on Friday, 24th September 2021.

Dr. Neerja Ahlawat, former Dy Director, Women's Studies Centre, M.D. University, Rohtak was the resource person.

The workshop began with the welcome address by Prof. Vishav Raksha, Director, Centre for Women Studies, University of Jammu, who after welcoming all the participants introduced the Resource person to them.

Dr. Neerja Ahlawat the key resource person for the workshop spoke about the concept of Gender and how it is constructed in the society. She also gave details about the other related terms like Sex & Gender, Patriarchy, Masculinity and femininity which are practiced regularly in day today life. Further she also averred on how gender identity is built and the set norms for males and females in the society.

She stressed upon the disadvantages, disparities and discriminations faced by women in patriarchal society and how makeover of mindset is required to bring change.

Prof Neetu Andotra, Director ICcR HRM gave insight about the need of Gender sensitization and also appreciated the efforts of the Centre for conducting workshop on such a relevant contemporary issue.

Prof Mohd Reyaz Ahmad, Head Department of Urdu also spoke about the gender differences prevalent in the society. He stressed on the need, that if we want change in the society we have to begin from our home first and should focus on action oriented strategies to see change in the society. He also congratulated the Centre for taking initiative to conduct workshop on such an important topic and requested for continuation of this good practice.

Prof. Sushma Devi, Head, Department of Sanskrit gave details about the discriminatory representation of women in the literature and also emphasized that there is dire need to educate and sensitize the individuals to bring desired change in the society.

She also applauded the efforts of the Centre to conduct such a relevant workshop.

The workshop was attended by large number of participants comprising of students and faculty members of departments of Sanskrit, Urdu and ICcR&HRM and from within and outside the University. The workshop was very enthusiastically attended by the participants and they actively took part in the discussion which was followed by the presentation.

The participants raised many queries on issues like Feminism, Violence, Gender equality etc.

The formal vote of thanks & the proceedings of the workshop was conducted by Dr Saranjit Kaur, faculty Centre for Women Studies

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