6th December 2021

EVENT ARRANGED BY:PROF. YOGITA KADAM, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TIMR

REPORT PREPARED BY:PROF. YOGITA KADAM, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TIMR

REPORT VERIFIED BY:DR. PREETI SHARMA, DIRECTOR, TIMR

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1.         EVENT DETAILS

Event TypeGuest Lecture
DescriptionSeminar on  “Gender Equality”  
Day & DateMonday, 6th December 2021
Time11:00am -1:00pm
Guest/ SpeakerMrs.  Alka Joshi , social activist and founder of “Abhivyakti” 
Seminar CoordinatorProf. Yogita Kadam

2.         CONCEPT OF THE PROGRAM

     The reality of gender inequality in India is very complex and diversified because it is present in many ways, many fields and many classes. Over the past decade, gender equality and women‘s empowerment have been explicitly recognized as a key to the social and economic development of the nation. Additionally, the promotion of gender equality and empowering of women was one of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDG) to which India was a signatory

3.         OBJECTIVES

  • To develop an understanding of genders and sexualities that emphasizes the histories, theorizing, and experiences of multiple communities, identities, and perspectives;
  • To build awareness to ensure that there is an end to discrimination against women and girls everywhere. 
  •  RESOURCE PERSON

Mrs.  Alka Joshi , social activist and founder of “Abhivyakti” 

5.        PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Webinar :
1st  November 2021
ParticularsName of Person Time
Welcome Speech and Felicitations of Guest by Director Dr.Preeti Sharma  Mr.Vinit Ranjan11:00 am-11:10 am
Guest Session and Question Answer Session  Mrs. Alka Joshi11:10 am to 12:55pm
Vote of Thanks  Prof.Yogita Kadam12.55pm to 1:00 pm

6.         EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Speaker of the day was Mrs. Alka Joshi who is the founder of “Abhivyakti” and a big name in the social activist circle. She has taught a lot of rural women how to stand up for their rights and she spreads awareness with respect to the gender equality and awareness. The seminar opened by Mrs. Joshi asking several questions to understand what is the crowd mentality with respect to some debatable questions which are prominently misunderstood. With respect to the answers she received she choose to move on with some questions while finally selecting “Where do we see Gender discrimination in the society” as the point to begin the seminar. The gender discrimination issue is observed in the society on all the fronts, it can be educational opportunities, jobs, and employment and business opportunities. The main reason is that there are several social restrictions that are faced by women on fronts of health, wealth, political power, sexual violence, female feticide.

The second question that was supposed to be addressed was “What do you mean by a girl/boy?” While the crowd was focusing more on the physical descriptions and personality traits, the main question was how these traits were formed. The gender roles that were created by the society is what defined these traits, for example women are found more the in the serving roles in the industries or in the cosmetics industries. The society tells how men should be men and how women should be women. Gender inequality is what leads to violence against women. The statistical data is every 3 minute there is an eve teasing incident, every 5 minute there is a domestic violence case, every 15 minutes there is a sexual violence incident, every 72 minute there is one dowry murder case. The main question to be pondered upon “is this gender equality?” Human should be living together as humans while exhibiting the characteristics Caring, adventurous and Responsible.

PHOTOGRAPHS:-

         The event was captured well with the help of photographs (Annexure 1)

ANNEXURE 1 – PHOTOGRAPH