KMV to be lead institution in North India to create gender just society
It has collaborated with Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP)
Jalandhar: Kanya Maha Vidyalaya has collaborated with Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP), a leading think tank of South Asia, supported by Public Affair Section, US Embassy, New Delhi in fighting against Gender Discrimination and promoting Gender-Just society.
Principal Prof.(Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi along with five faculty members of KMV attended a workshop organized by WISCOMP at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi to build on the process of gender equity and inclusion in Higher Educational Spaces. The workshop was chaired by Dr Gopinath, Director, WISCOMP and it also drew participation of Dr Maina Chawla Singh, Scholar in Residence, American University, Washington DC and other senior members of WISCOMP. The process was initiated in September during the International Workshop organized by Kanya Maha Vidyalaya in collaboration with WISCOMP where erudite scholars, eminent administrators and civil society representatives across the world deliberated upon gender knowledge, gender & safety audits and inclusion and equality through a gender lens. Higher education institutions need to recognize and look more deeply into gender differences and take the responsibility to address discrimination and promote gender just society. Kanya Maha Vidyalaya, Jalandhar has taken up the initiative to incorporate gender conversation in its curriculum through Gender Sensitization programme as a value added programme and also to involve students, faculty and administrators to work together to nurture an inclusive and equitable society. The institution has resolved to use KMV Radio VOW (Voice of Women) to share the voices and stories of courage and resilience of women who have raised their voice against gender violence. WISCOMP has selected KMV as a Nodal Institution in Northern India to take charge of Log-in Gender, an online portal that connects universities and college communities across India on issue of inclusion, equity and gender-just society.
Principal Prof.(Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi averred that KMV will take the lead in nurturing women's capacities and talents and develop into a hub of gender equality and inclusion in Punjab. KMV will also work on all six templates- Organizational structure and culture, Administrative practices, Curriculum: formal and hidden, Communication and Media, Student life and services and Infrastructure & design in order to spread awareness of gender sensitization processes and to create gender-just and inclusive campuses.