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ABOUT THE GENDER EQUITY CELL


Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya had constituted a Women’s Cell with the main objective of empowering and orienting women to recognize their true potential and to help them attain their own stand in a competing world. Its goal was the overall development of women in all spheres of their life. It also helped in creating awareness about important issues related to women and provided a forum for discussion and deliberation on a range of issues from empowerment to environment.


The college soon realized that it was the need of the hour to recognize and celebrate diversity on campus and in society. Thus the Women’s Cell was renamed and reborn as the Gender Equity Cell in 2022 with the aim of facilitating gender-inclusive awareness and to encourage dialogue and debate around the idea of gender equity, to bring about holistic social change.


JOINING THE GENDER EQUITY CELL


Kindly fill up the form below:


https://forms.gle/fWpBMiJN6itBsaQNA


OBJECTIVES OF THE GENDER EQUITY CELL


  1. To sensitize all members of the institute on gender equity issues through organizing sensitization programs.

  2. To promote general harmony and prevent gender-based discrimination in the institute by providing practical suggestions to the administration from time to time.

  3. To build a society with social and economic gender equality as envisaged in the Indian Constitution through social service.

  4. To reach out to other survivors of gender-based discrimination in the community and make them aware of their social and legal rights and to equip them to stand against gender violence and gender discrimination.

  5. To conduct regular workshops, training sessions and guest lectures to encourage dialogue on gender equity.

  6. To spread awareness among all members of the institute about the social, legal and constitutional rights in order to prevent the exploitation based on gender.

  7. To eliminate deep rooted beliefs of gender bias and discrimination.







COMPOSITION OF THE GENDER EQUITY CELL



Name of Faculty Member

Post

Dr Sreyasi Chatterjee

Convener

Dr Alpana Ray

IQAC Coordinator

Dr Somdatta Ghosh Kar

Members

Dr Kamala Mitra

Mr Mijanur Rahaman

Ms Sharmistha Roy

Ms Manolina Seth

Dr Uttara Kundu Chowdhury

Ms Nandita Bhowmick Chowdhury

Dr Nabanita Basu

Ms Indrani Dey

Ms Puja Acharya

Non-Teaching Staff Representative

Name to be decided in new academic session

Student Representative




ACTIVITIES OF THE GENDER EQUITY CELL


  • Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Workshop Organized by Women’s Cell and Internal Quality Assurance Cell in Collaboration with GlobalHunt Foundation and Unicharm India was held online through the Zoom platform on 1st of December 2020 from 12 pm to 1.30 pm.


  • The Indian Council of Social Science Research-Eastern Regional Centre (ICSSR-ERC) sponsored one-day virtual seminar titled: “Decoding The Shadow Pandemic: A Virtual Seminar On Understanding The Complex Issue Of Gender Violence Amidst Lockdown”, held on 13th February, 2021 from 09.00am to 05.00 pm (Indian Standard Time) was organized by the Internal Quality Assurance Cell and the Women’s Cell of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya, Kolkata, India. It was hosted on Google Meet and Youtube Livestream online platforms. The virtual seminar was attended by participants from both national and international organizations and institutions. 125 participants which included students, research scholars, faculty members, members of support service organizations like NGOs attended the virtual seminar. Participants joined from various states of India, the United Kingdom, Republic of Korea, Nigeria, Portugal and Canada. Dr Girija Borker, Economist, Gender Program Coordinator, Development Impact Evaluation Unit, The World Bank and Dr Jane Pillinger, Independent gender expert, researcher and policy advisor on gender based violence in the world of work;Visiting Professor in Gender Studies at the London School of Economics, Senior Visiting Fellow in Social Policy at the Open University in the UK were the eminent resource persons for the Keynote session. Professor Mary Elavinakuzhy John, Acting Director and Professor, Centre forWomen’s Development Studies, New Delhi; Ms Ruchira Goswami, Assistant Professor (Social Sciences), The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata and Professor Rukmini Sen, Director, Centre for Publishing, Professor, Sociology School of Liberal Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi; Ms

Sushmita Mukherjee, Director, Gender and Adolescent Girls, Project Concern International, New Delhi and Dr Anindita Chatterjee, CGC Coordinator, Clinical Psychologist, Peerless Hospital and B.K.Roy Research Centre, Kolkata were the other eminent resource persons. Centre for Studies in Gender and Sexuality;

Ashoka University, Haryana and Nazariya: A Queer Feminist Resource Group, New Delhi shared their best practices.


  • A Special Motivational Lecture by Dr Nandini Bhowmik (Indologist, Associate Professor (voluntarily retired from HMM College), Guest Faculty at the Department of Sanskrit at Jadavpur University, Priest in Social Ceremonies and Stage Artist in Drama) to commemorate International Women’s Day 2021 was organized by Women’s Cell and Internal Quality Assurance Cell of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya on the 7th of March 2021 from 12 pm. The lecture was hosted on the Google Meet online platform. 45 participants which included faculty members and students from Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya attended this lecture.


  • A cultural programme and a short play was staged to commemorate International Women’s Day 2022. This event was organized by Women’s Cell, Internal Quality Assurance Cell and the NSS Unit of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya in collaboration with NGO–Sobar Poth on the 8th of March 2022 from 1 pm to 2 pm.


  • The Internal Quality Assurance Cell and The Gender Equity Cell of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya, Kolkata organized a Menstrual Health and Hygiene Workshop in collaboration with Anahat For Change Foundation on 9th June 2022 (Thursday) in offline mode at the college premises. 52 participants attended the workshop, they included all the lady students and faculty members of the college. 


  • The Gender Equity Cell of Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalaya, Kolkata organized a Health and Hygiene Workshop: স্বাস্থ্যই সম্পদ (HEALTH IS WEALTH) at Janakalyan Samiti in collaboration with Madhabilata: The Fight For Her Justice on 14th June 2022. The workshop was conducted by 8 students of the college to spread awareness about Health and Hygiene among underprivileged children.  


PROPOSED ACTIVITIES OF THE GENDER EQUITY CELL



Month

Program Planned

Mode

May-June 2022

“Poshon Abhijan”: Health & Hygiene: Importance of Menstrual Hygiene and Balanced Diet

Offline

July-August 2022

Workshop on Gender Sensitization: Why do we need the Gender Equity Cell? What are the functions of the Gender Equity Cell?

Blended (Offline and Online)

September-October 2022

Women, Safety and Law: A talk on “Legal Empowerment of Women in India’s Changing Scenario” : Introducing the students to various Laws and Acts of Indian Constitution which are framed to empower women and give them the space to live their life with dignity and rights. 


Blended (Offline and Online)

November-December 2022

Outreach Activity: “Digital India: Raising Awareness About Use of Mobile Phones”conducted for Female vendors: taught how to use GPay PhonePe etc and other use of mobile phones for their empowerment. (Dept of Commerce, Mathematics  and Economics)


Offline

January-February 2023

“Just a Minute” Competition on various women oriented themes and topics where students would pick a chit and speak on the topic given in the paper. The top three winners will be given prizes.


Blended (Offline and Online)

March-April 2023

Annual Gender Equality Mela: Panel Discussions; Cultural Activities and Felicitation of Gender Champions

Offline


GUIDELINES FOR PLANNING ACTIVITIES OF THE GENDER EQUITY CELL


https://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5873997_SAKSHAM-BOOK.pdf


Menstrual Hygiene Awareness Workshop Organized by Women’s Cell and Internal Quality Assurance Cell in Collaboration with GlobalHunt Foundation and Unicharm India

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pQ2-ZshVHnkKj9PJhuXTqpAiz5vPN8KlorX1Ybyzh0ysQ0GSwjsCix4akJ_P4eGvS0C4qWX0aUAvOXmJWoXtpa4kePRcUTIsEeQHvCkoF3Yoxz0IH72kpLrc0UicVVODbJ5JacDU

Banner of (ICSSR-ERC) sponsored one-day virtual seminar titled: “Decoding The Shadow Pandemic: A Virtual Seminar On Understanding The Complex Issue Of Gender Violence Amidst Lockdown”


International Women’s Day 2021: A Special Motivational Lecture by Dr Nandini Bhowmik


International Women’s Day 2022: Performance by Sobar Poth


Menstrual Health and Hygiene Workshop in collaboration with Anahat For Change Foundation


Menstrual Health and Hygiene Workshop in collaboration with Anahat For Change Foundation


Health and Hygiene Workshop: স্বাস্থ্যই সম্পদ (HEALTH IS WEALTH) at Janakalyan Samiti in collaboration with Madhabilata: The Fight For Her Justice