Gender Champions Club

ABOUT THE CLUB

Gender Champion Club was installed in the College in order to promote gender equality, guaranteed by Article 15 of the Indian Constitution. This was carried out to increase the outreach for creating an environment that fosters equal treatment to both boys and girls. Creating positive social norms in educational institutions that value girls and their rights is important to improve the well-being of girls and achieve long-term and sustainable social change. The club focuses on renovating the social norms about women and men, and girls and boys – as well as the relationships among them, to enhance or constrain everyone’s well-being, capabilities, security, opportunities, empowerment and freedom. The broad mandate of a Gender Champion is to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the social and cultural constructions of gender that shape the experiences of women and men in society. The aim is to make the young boys and girls gender sensitive and create positive social norms that value the girls and their rights.

    FUNCTION OF THE CLUB

  1. Create positive learning environment: As gender norms are created and perpetuated from birth onward by families, communities, schools and other social institutions, it is key to introduce gender sensitive activities in order to create positive gender equal mindset.
  2. Promote innovating activities through various workshops, theme-based plays, painting competitions that can change their assumptions about gender sensitivity and also to teach boys nurturing, caregiving and communication skills.
  3. Provide overall guidance to the peer group in integrating /mainstreaming gender in all activities of the Institution in the form of focused group discussions, debates, and poster competitions.
  4. Ensure accountability regarding the needs and interests of women: Partner with women’s rights organizations and women’s groups in gender mainstreaming activities which helps to maintain a focus on gender equality.
  5. Identify gaps in college’s activities vis-d-vis gender, and make recommendations on how to address these gaps.
  6. Organize awareness programmes on various gender issues including legislations to influence behaviour change.
  7. Popularize phone numbers of such services as police helpline, women helpline, hospitals among students that may help them in any needful situation.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of important Government schemes, events, legislation, and court rulings which has a major impact on the treatment and experiences of diverse groups.
    OBJECTIVE OF THE CLUB

  1. To orient the students in gender issues and introduce gender perspective in the curriculum of all possible disciplines offered by the college.
  2. To raise student knowledge of women’s rights and duties, which is vitally required.
  3. To strengthen the data base on women’s issues through research by the students and faculty members.
  4. To disseminate the findings of research to the community to facilitate development.
  5. To network with other universities and institutions interested in similar work.
  6. To undertake advocacy and outreach programs concerning women in the rural and urban areas.
  7. To serve as a centre for capacity building of trainers dealing with women’s issues and publish/produce literature, audio, video cassettes etc., and relevant issues.
    Name of the Convener and Co-convener

  • Convener: Prof. Ashish Kumar Sinha
  • Co-convener: Prof. Varnita Karmakar
    Name of the student Coordinator

  • Ms. Khushi (B.Sc Agr. IV Semester)
  • Ms. Upasana Pal (MBA II Semester)