JU Reasi Campus organizes workshop on gender sensitization

Excelsior Correspondent

REASI, July 21: Reasi Campus of Jammu University today organized a one day workshop on “Gender Sensitization” for the students and faculty members in order to teach and learn about the gender sensitivity and encouragement of behaviour modification through raising awareness of gender equality concerns .
The workshop was conducted in three sessions including one fully interactive session. Prof Jasbir Singh, former Head, Department of Economics and former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences was the key resource person.
Prof Sushil K Pandey, Director, Reasi Campus, listed various objectives required in the Reasi Campus in terms of achieving gender equality. He stressed for creating an environment of justice, to instil positive values, an inclusive gender diverse workplace with fair practices, raising awareness of gender equality concerns and providing mentorship to students etc.
Prof Jasbir Singh explained in detail about gender economics and the concept of gender sensitization in a very effective and lucid way with the help of presentation and interactions. He elaborated on the understanding of the gender roles, stereotypes and biases that are prevalent in the society and workplace.
Further he emphasized that gender sensitization aims to create a more equal and just society where individuals are not discriminated against based on their gender. He opined that though there is an improvement in nowadays society on gender biasness, however, the same needs to be carried forward in future. He stressed that morality must be valued and maintained equally both in the home and society. The workshop was attended by the students of 2nd and 4th semester of MA Sociology along with the faculty members.
Manoj Kumar coordinated all the sessions with Dr Nisha Sharma, and Pankaj while Dr Ravi Kumar presented vote of thanks.