Gender Sensitization

    In order to have a better understanding of the concepts of equality and non-discrimination, the fundamental aspects of our constitution, i.e. the need to understand the basic concepts like difference between sex and gender, gender roles, gender stereotypes, gender division of labour, gender discrimination, gender based violence, masculinity, patriarchy, gender equality and so on.

    These concepts are necessary to understand because “the gender question is not just about women and men and how they interact (the gender question, Human development report – 2000) but understanding these concepts would help in sensitizing people about curbing the gender biases prevailing in the society and would help in empowering girls and women to achieve their goals.

    Gender Sensitization is being implemented in KVs through Adolescence Education Programme.