Seminar on Gender Sensitization among the Youth at SASRD Medziphema

A Seminar on Gender Sensitization among the Youth was organized at SASRD Medziphema on 26th of February 2016, in collaboration with SASRD, Nagaland University (Cell for elimination of sexual harassment & task force to deal with gender based violence and gender sensitization). The programme was chaired by Mrs. Kakheli Jakhalu, Member NSCW, Dr. Pauline Alila, Assoc. Prof Dept. of HOR highlighted about the Cell & Task Force for Gender Sensitization in SASRD.

Dr. Temsula Ao, Chairperson NSCW, in her Introductory Speech highlighted the instruction of the University Grants Commission in setting up separate cells to deal with gender-based violence under the policy of ‘Zero Tolerance on campuses for such violence and harassment’, and the demands of the Advisory for ‘Sensitization’ of management and teachers on the issue. To tackle the problem all over the country the universities have instituted different mechanisms and have been routinely holding seminars and workshops to sensitize both students and teachers alike on this crucial issue.

Dr. Temsula, also stressed on the uniqueness of the gender and that mutual respect between the genders will create a congenial atmosphere where either legislation nor statutes in the law books can bring about as it becomes an exclusively human and person to person issue.

Short speeches were also delivered on behalf of the students by Ms. Watisenla Longkumer, B.Sc (Agri) and Mr. Otto Awomi PhD Scholar. Member NSCW Mrs. Asangla Cholong highlighted the works of the NSCW.