The University Grants commission (UGC) has issued directions to all Universities/Institutions to establish a cell to monitor and deal with sexual harassment cases. As per the UGC directive Girijananda Chowdhury University constituted the Gender Sensitization cell in the campus. This cell will spread the message of gender equality in order to eliminate gender bias insensitivity through seminars, poster display, organizing exhibitions etc.
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Gender Sensitization week (01-08 March 2023)
Girijananda Chowdhury University observed Gender Sensitization week from 01 March to 08 March 2023. The Gender Sensitization Cell and Internal Complaints Committee of the University took the initiative to a organize workshop creating awareness about gender issues and working towards and creating an enabling environment of gender justice where men and women can work together with a sense of personal security and dignity.
02 and 03 March 2023
An educative and resourceful workshop on “Understanding Gender Concepts” was held in Girijananda Chowdhury University. Dr. Polly Vauquline, Professor of the Department of Women’s Studies, Gauhati University, graced the workshop as the resource person. In the course of the workshop, Prof. Vauquline specifically highlighted on the difference between biological sex and gender identity, and how gender identity is affected by regressive social ideologies. She, further, emphasized on unmasking the patriarchal mores that operate unnoticeably in daily life. She also threw light on the issue of lopsided gender ratio in academic institutions.
06 March 2023
A talk on “Emerging Gender Issues with Special Reference to Assam and Northeast” was organized at Girijananda Chowdhury University, Azara. The insightful talk was delivered by Dr. Sheila Bora, an eminent historian and a retired professor of the Department of History in Dibrugarh University.
Her perspicacious lecture threw light on issues like domestic violence, harassment and malnutrition of rural women, which plague the Assamese society as well as the entire Indian landscape. An interactive session between the students and faculty members of the university and the resource persons followed both the talks.