The aim of gender sensitivity is to understand and take account of gender-based exclusion in society. It is a very sensitive issue and prevails in many countries including India. Despite all progress in art, literature, governance, Science and Technology, we have not been able to remove gender discrimination fully.
Gender inequality drastically affects various domains in life including education,” said Dr. Manjusha Giri, Secretary of Indian Medical Association, Nagpur branch. There was a Seminar conducted in the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur (IIITN) on gender sensitization. Dr Manjusha Giri, a neurodevelopmental paediatrician was speaking in the seminar. She delivered more than 200 talks in various schools and colleges.
Another speaker of the day was Pallavi Padole. She is working as a Deputy Director of Adoption services in Vardaan, IAPA Nagpur for the last 27 years. She is also a member of IIM in the Social Responsibility Committee. Dr Manjusha Giri told the audience about gender equality and equity by briefing about gender and sex.
She urged that there is a need for gender balance since from making choices about life to everything, there is a male gender dominance. “Gender sensitivity is an act of being sensitive to the ways people think about gender and made aware of gender roles. Gender equality will benefit both boys and girls.
In olden days, most people prefer male child because the safety of girl child is considered to be more difficult than the male child,” pointed out Dr Giri. Padole shared her point of view on sexual harassment and made students aware of what actually the rights of the citizens are, to remove gender inequality from society.
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