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Women's Development Cell

Vasanta College for Women is dedicated to the goals of promoting women’s education, ensuring gender equality and women’s empowerment. The Women’s Development Cell is constituted in 2020 with the objective of ensuring gender sensitive environment on the campus as well as in the society. The Cell organizes different academic activities like talks, lectures, workshops and seminars to enable students to reflect critically on gendered structures, processes and policies and to take initiatives towards making of an egalitarian society. The Cell aims at making students aware about the diverse gender issues and needs prevailing in the society. It organizes extension activities and outreach programmes to create such awareness amongst students as well as community outside campus. The Cell promotes students’ engagement in its various activities, both faculty as well as students are members of the Cell. The major areas of focus are: gender sensitization, legal awareness, health and hygiene, career development and gender equity.

Composition

Name Designation
Prof. Alka Singh Chairperson
Dr. Preeti Singh Coordinator
Dr. Yogita Beri Co-Coordinator
Dr. Rachna Pandey Member
Dr. Samvedna Singh Member
Dr. G.ThavasiMurugan Member
Ms. Bharati Tripathi Member
Ms. Pratima Verma Member
Ms. Anwesha Simlai Student Member
Ms. Anni Singh Student Member
Ms. Angira Singh Student Member
Ms. Nancy Chopra Student Member
Ms. Shomya Singh Student Member

Activities

  • July 29, 2021: One day legal awareness workshop on “Legal Provisions and Protective Measures for Women” was organized.
  • March 08, 2021: On the occasion of Women’s Day, the Cell organized a programme on acid attack survivor ‘Hausla: Uski Kahani Uski Jubani’ in collaboration with Red Brigade Trust, Lucknow and the Orange Café, Varanasi (a café run by acid attack survivors in Varanasi). Acid attack survivors from the café were felicitated on this ocassion and they shared their experience with the audience. Objectives of the programme were to introduce the students with the initiatives taken at the local level for rehabilitation of acid attack survivors and to create awareness on the issue.
  • August 04-05, 2020: A two day national e-Conference on ‘Journey of Women’s Studies Centres in India: Problems, Potentials & Prospects’ was organised. Resource Persons were Prof. Asha Shukla, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. B R Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, MP; Prof. Indrani Mazumdar, Senior Fellow, Centre for Women’s Development Studies, Delhi; Dr. Sudeshna Mukharjee, Associate Professor, Centre for Women’s Studies and Development, Banglore University, Banglore; Dr. Swati Dyahadroy, Assistant Professor, Kranti Jyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune; Prof. Reeta Singh, Coordinator, Centre for Women’s Studies & Development, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi; Prof. N. Manimekalai, Director and Head, Department of Women’s Studies, Bhartidarshan University, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu; Prof. Nilima Srivastava, Director, School of Gender and Development Studies, IGNOU, Delhi; Prof. Sabiha Hussain, Director, Sarojini Naidu Centre for Women’s Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi and Prof. Vidyut Bhagwat, Founder Director, Krantijyoti Savitribai Phule Women’s Studies Centre, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune.
  • August 05, 2020: An international Web Talk on ‘Rethinking Gender and Human Security: A Global Perspective’ was organized. Resource Persons were Prof. Geeta Patel, Department of Middle Eastern & South Asian Languages & Cultures & Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA; Prof. Araceli Alonso, Co-Director of UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing and Culture of Peace, 4W Director of Gender, Health and Clinical Practice, Co-Director 4W-TREETS (Social Transformation to End Trafficking for Sex), Gender and Women's Studies, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Prof. Anita Singh, Professor, Department of English, Banaras Hindu University & Co-Coordinator, Centre for Women's Studies & Development, Banaras Hindu University and Dr. Lindsey Churchill, Associate Professor of History & Director, Women's Research Centre and BGLTQ+ Student Center & Program Director, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of Central Oklahoma, USA.