Workshop on Gender Sensitization And Women Empowerment

Workshop on Gender Sensitization And Women Empowerment

Amity School Of Languages organized a two day workshop on “Gender Sensitization And Women Empowerment” from 14th to 15th November 2017. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Ni Putu TirkaWidanti, Chair for Master of Administrations Science, Postgraduate Program, Ngurah Rai University,Indonesia. Dr. Widanti has also been appointed as Professor Adjunct, Amity School of languages, Amity

Amity School Of Languages organized a two day workshop on “Gender Sensitization And Women Empowerment” from 14th to 15th November 2017. The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Ni Putu TirkaWidanti, Chair for Master of Administrations Science, Postgraduate Program, Ngurah Rai University,Indonesia. Dr. Widanti has also been appointed as Professor Adjunct, Amity School of languages, Amity University Gurgaon.

The workshop was conducted in three sessions spread over two days. The first session started with formal felicitation of Dr. Widantiby Dr. Sanjay Kr. Jha, Director Amity School of Liberal Arts and Prof. Ashok Tiku, Head of Department, Amity School of Languages. The welcome address was given by Prof. Ashok Tiku in which he briefly summarized the credentials of Dr. Widanti.

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It was followed by the key note address of Dr. Widanti where she introduced her country Indonesia in general and Bali in particular. A video screening of the theme of workshop was also done. The video showcased representation of Balinese women and gave a brief overview of the actual situation of women in Bali.

The second session was on Gender, Society and Women’s role:Un-learning Gender and Redefining Female Role in Changing Milieu. this  session talked about the Concept of Gender while differentiating gender from the sex. The differences based on biological features and social construct in terms of gender and sex in our society were discussed  at large.

Based on these differences, it was tried to demarcate the defined role of Women, actual and ideal. The case study of Bali and India were taken up and a comparison was drawn. It was further tried to highlight the core issues involving gender sensitization in both the countries. Few videos were screened to show different aspects of gender sensitization and the audience were given the activity to chart out core issues regarding the condition of women in their respective regions. Most of the issues raised by the audience were similar and pertinent.

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The third session was on “Millennium Development Goal in gender mainstreaming”. Dr. Widanti gave an overview of MDG in south Asian countries based on the different parameters like health and education. The role of women education in Women empowerment and knowledge based economy in Bali and India were compared. Furthermore, Women health and empowermentconsisting Women access to health care and other MDG goal related to health in rhetoric and ground realities were discussed.

This session also included valuable feedback from the audience based on the two days of discussion on this sensitive issue. The issues, thus raised were summarized and the flor was left open for Q/A round. The last 15 mins were given exclusively to the student participants to come forward and share their views on this issue.

The session ended with the vote of thanks by prof. Ashok Tiku where he thanked Dr. Widanti for conducting such an interesting workshop and he put forward his willingness to work further to enhance the cooperation between India and Indonesia by organizing more of such intellectual exchange. Prof. Tiku also thanked the conveners of this workshop, Mr. Kunal Anand and Ms. Mansi. He also thanked Dr. Suvro for managing the affairs of Dr. Widanti while her stay in AUG.

After the session, a brief meeting took place between the guest and hon’ble PVC Dr. PadmakaliBannerji. The meeting ended on the positive note that the prospect of further collaboration shall be explored and AUG can work towards starting Study Abroad Program (SAP) in Bali and in turn offer India immersion program for Balinese students. It was further suggested that students of hospitality and tourism can be send to Bali for their internship and field trip. The PVC’s office will send an invite to Dr. Widanti for the Congress of Mental Health to be organized in AUG in February 2018.(BTN/r)

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