Women's Cell

Women's Cell Convenor : Dr. S Maya  

Members: Dr.V.S.Eswari, Ms. Vincy C.K, Mrs. Vineetha M.C., Dr.V. Athira, Mrs.Jewel John, Mrs.Smruthi S., Mrs.N.Divya.

About Women's Cell :

University Grants Commission (UGC) recommends the measures for ensuring the safety of women and programs for gender sensitization on campuses. According to the task force appoited by UGC, the recommendations include the need for setting up Women's Development Cell and Anti-Sexual Harassment Cell at colleges and universities. "Women’s studies centres in universities and women’s development cells in colleges must be strengthened and provided the means to function autonomously. At the same time they should be enabled to work together with gender sensitization cells and committees on campuses on educational and preventive work." ( page.7, http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5873997_SAKSHAM-BOOK.pdf )

"The Women’s Development Cells in Colleges must be revived and funded to be able to carry out the range of activities that they are entrusted with. Their identity must remain autonomous of the functioning of sexual harassment committees and ICCs. At the same time they should extend their activities to include gender sensitization programmes in consultation with ICCs and to help to disseminate anti sexual harassment policies on campuses on a regular basis. The ‘cultural’ space and the ‘formal academic space’ need to collaborate to render these workshops, innovative, engaging and non-mechanical. It is vital to bring in Hostel Wardens, Provosts, Principals, Vice Chancellors, Legal Officers and other functionaries within the domain of accountability and  not see these initiatives as primarily the responsibility of Women Development Centres." ( page 90-91,  http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5873997_SAKSHAM-BOOK.pdf  )

Reference for UGC-ICC:   http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/6937455_ICC-Committee.pdf 

 

Recent Activities:

2016-17 

Women's Day programs, March 8th-10th, 2017: Open debate on "Friendship concept in the campus", Self-defence program for girls, by NIRBHAYA, Janamaithri Police, Thrissur, Seminar on Decoding Digitals by Dr Usha Ramanathan, CSDS New Delhi . 

 
Seminar on  “Higher Education: Structural Barriers and Institutional Hindrances: A Case of Kerala” by Nicolas Mauviel, Research Fellow,South Asian Studies Center, Paris, France on 31-11-2016

One-day seminar on “Women Studies” on 23-09-2016.

Seminar on “Women Health Rights” The presentation will be done by Dr A. K. Jayasree, Professor, Pariyaram Medical College, Kannur, on 29-07-2016.

Workshop on “Reading Gender” by Dr. Bindu K.C, Asst. Professor ,Department of Gender Studies, Ambedkar University, New Delhi. PSN hall, 21st June 2016
 

2015-16

Workshop on Gender, 12, 13 and 14 February, 2016: Women’s Cell  organized a residential workshop on Gender during 12th , 13th and 14th February in the campus at Sree Kerala Varma College. There were various faculty members taking classes on gender and women issues. Documentaries and films on various gender aspects were shown during the program. Also there were poster/book exhibition, camp-fire, thematic music programs and open discussion sessions as part of the event. 

A seminar on “ Equality Vs Difference: Feminist Perspectives” , by Dr. A. K Ramakrishnan, Professor, JNU, New Delhi. at PSN Hall, 10 am, 17th December 2015

Women’s Cell opened an office room and the ceremonial inauguration was followed by a seminar on ‘Sex and Gender’ and a documentary film show by, Mr.Santhoskumar from Media Action with Youth and Adolescence (MAYA), at PSN Hall, 2 pm, 30th November 2015.

Seminar on Gender and Modeernity in Kerala, by Dr. Anna Lindberg (Director, SASNET - Swedish South Asian Studies Network/Lund University), At PSN Hall, 1.30pm, Friday, 6th February 2015
 

Along with organizing seminars and workshops, women’s cell conducted Yoga classes and tailoring classes for the students and teachers. The health club/ fitness club for women is a permanent activity arranged by women`s cell. 

 

Women's Cell Office room inaguration by Principal Prof. C M Latha, 2015 November

Seminar, Dr Usha Ramanathan, 10th March 2017 (above). Dr A k Jayasree ( below)

Reading Gender, one-day worshop

3-days Workshop on Gender (Inagual session above),  Talk by Dr Muraleedharan (below)

one-day seminar on Women's Studies

Seminar, Dr A.K Ramakrishnan, JN

                 

                                                Seminar,Dr Anna Lindberg

Yoga class

Self-defence training by NIRBHAYA, Janamathri police.(below)                      Exhibition and sale, by Women Entrepreneurs (above)