A number of gender sensitization workshops are carried out in colleges across Mumbai under Laadli. Details of a few are given below:
A Gender sensitization workshop was conducted for Kirti College students on February 24 and 25, 2010. It was attended by 55 students. The workshop included a quiz-“Kaun Banega Change-Maker?” on the same format as the popular show, “Kaun Banega Crorepati”. The questionnaire tested the participants’ knowledge on sex ratio, gender stereotypes, gender violence, PCPNDT Act and famous women reformers.
The quiz generated awareness about the gravity of sex selection and also provided facts and statistics in a fun way. The participants exchanged views on the role of family, religion, media, career and profession in the process of gender discrimination. The workshop concluded with a pledge to raise one’s voice against pre-birth sex-selection.
A similar kind of workshop was held at Sophia College on July 24, 2010.
Media and Gender Workshops are organized in various Journalism departments as well. The two-day workshop equips the students with requisite skill to report on gender through a gender lens. Workshops were organized over the last few years in Wilson College, Khalsa College, KC College, and others.
Population First organized two discussion forums one on 'Breaking Gender Stereotypes' and another on “Sexual harassment in public places” for first and second year students of K.J. Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce and SIES College, Sion in 2010. A total of 83 students participated. The interactive discussions focused on how gender stereotypes are created, reinforced and perpetuated by various institutions like family, religion, media, culture, tradition and professions.
Similarly, a discussion forum was organized in A.E.Kalsekar College of Mumbra in 2008… which had around 75 students participating from three colleges. Though it is a women’s college the management had agreed to invite boys from other colleges to get a more balanced perspective. The theme for the day’s discussion was, “Are career Choices determined by Gender?
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