Aligarh: “Gender bias causes a multi-level disorder in society and it affects men too, one way or the other”, said Dr Shivali Sharma, Amity University, Lucknow, while addressing a workshop on ‘Gender Sensitization’ organized by the Psychological Society, Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University to mark the International Women’s Day.
Dr Sharma stressed the need for carrying a gender sensitization drive at all levels in society to underline the importance of gender equality.
The chief guest, Prof Naima K Gulrez (Principal Women’s College) highlighted the importance of education as a powerful tool to bring about gender equality in society. She said it was essential to empower the weaker segment of society.
Mr Suhail Ahmed conducted the programme while Mr Anas Alam proposed the vote of thanks.
At another programme held at the department of Amraz-e-Niswan Wa Atfal, AK Tibbiya College, Abdullah Faizul Hasan (BUMS III Year) won the first prize in a post making competition on “Menstruation: Facts and Myth” held to mark the international women’s day. Fozia Khanam (PG) won the second prize while Tuba Razi (BUMS Final Year) was placed third. Samra Rashid was given the consolation prize.
A free health camp was also held at AK Tibbiya College Hospital.
At the department of Modern Indian Languages, Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Zargar highlighted the importance of women’s day. He urged the people to honour the self-respect of women in all spheres and help them play a positive role in society building through education and empowerment.