Shillong: The Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and the Department of Sociology, Sankardev College, in collaboration with North East Network (NEN), Shillong organised a One Day Workshop on “Enhancing Gender Awareness Among Students” at the college auditorium today, bringing together participants from ten colleges and the Martin Luther Christian University.
The aim was to sensitise students being stakeholders of society on the importance of gender related issues, gender rights and equalities.
Participants fervently participated in group discussions and exercises and shared their opinion and insights. Having been constantly working in the field of gender, the resource persons were able to engage the students in discussions and deliberations on issues pertaining to gender and power relations, patriarchy, violence against women and legal measures addressing such violence.
At its inaugural session, the workshop was graced by the Principal of the College, Dr E F P Lyngdoh, Joy Grace Syiem, State Co-ordinator and Policy, LEAD, NEN, the Vice Principal K Chyne, IQAC Coordinator and faculty members of the Sociology Department as well as accompanying teachers of the different participating Colleges.
Resource persons, Nilanju Dutta, Gender Specialist, NEN, Assam, spoke about “Gender and Power Relations, Patriarchy and Violence against Women” and Rebina Subba, Advocate, spoke on the various “Laws on Crimes against Women and the Redressal Mechanisms”.
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