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Centre for Women's Studies organizes 5th Gender Sensitization Workshop

JAMMU: Under the Gender Sensitization Workshop Series, the Centre for Women Studies, University of Jammu organized Fifth workshop for the PG students of Department of Zoology, Institute of Human Genetics and school of  Bio-technology University of Jammu. 

Dr. Anurekha Chari Wagh, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Hyderabad was the resource person. On the very outset Prof. Vishav Raksha, Director, Centre for Women Studies, University of Jammu gave the welcome address. Further, she introduced the Resource person to the participants and also briefed about the objective behind the conduct of such workshops.

Dr. Anurekha Chari Wagh the key speaker for the workshop spoke about the concept of gender, how it is seen and perceived in our day today life and how unequal power structures in the form of power differences and inequality in various spheres is taken as normal and taken for granted. She also gave details about study of gender in terms of caste, class, ethnicity, race, media and personal relationships and stressed upon how through constant dialogue and discourses a space can be created  and positive  change can be brought in the society.

Prof Seema Langer, Head, Department of Zoology and coordinator, Institute of Human Genetics emphasized on the need of Gender sensitization especially for the students of Life sciences departments and also applauded the efforts of the Centre for conducting workshop on such a pertinent issue. She also said that gender sensitivity modifies the behaviour and is required at all levels to create gender equality in the society. 

Dr. Madhulika Bhagat, faculty, Department of Bio-technology also spoke about the need for gender sensitivity for the students and scholars. She also emphasised that although it is very challenging and difficult to inculcate such values but it is much required and need of the hour for upcoming generations. 

Large number of participants comprising of students and teachers of Zoology, Institute of Human Genetics and Bio-technology department and from outside the university attended the workshop. The workshop was very keenly attended by the participants who actively took part in the interaction that followed the presentation.

The participants raised many queries on issues like equality, Gender neutrality, Gender identity, Generation gap etc and were answered to their satisfaction by the Resource person.

The workshop was conducted by Dr Saranjit Kaur, faculty Centre for Women Studies who also presented the formal vote of thanks.

Poonam Sharma, looked after digital modalities of the workshop.

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