Pi Marli Vankung, Secretary, Law & Judicial Department had inaugurated a Two Day National Workshop on Gender Equity Initiatives for Institutional Head of various institutes and colleges which is  organised by The Institute of Advanced Studies in Education(IASE) at the Institute's Conference Hall, today.

In her inaugural address, Pi Marli Vankung has highlighted various initiatives that are taken up by the Government on Gender Equity related issues. On advocating  the importance of awareness campaign, she had expressed her disappointment that most of the  initiatives  on Gender Equity  are largely unknown to  the general public in Mizoram, till date ." It is very important that men have to accept the fact that women and men are equal.  A woman has every right to have a sense of security that a man enjoys in a society", she said.  She had also hinted that lack of awareness on these initiatives could also be the reason why there is no known complaint relating to Sexual harassment of Women at the Workplace in Mizoram.  

The inaugural session was presided over by Prof. Vanlalhruaii, Principal, IASE who gave  brief  introduction on the themes of the workshop  and the resource persons. The faculty and students of IASE, the directors, Principals, Head of Departments and other invitees were attending the workshop today. This important workshop has 4 themes - Sexual harassment of women at Workplace - Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal (Act, 2013 and Rules, 2013), Internal Complaint Committee, University Grant Commission Regulation 2015 and Cyber Crimes against women.  On the first day, Dr H.S. Rana, Principal Director, Institute of Public Administration, Bangalore will give a discourse on the topics of Sexual harassment of women at Workplace - Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal (Act, 2013 and Rules, 2013) and  Internal Complaint Committee. While on the second day, Dr Topi Basar, Associate Professor, National Law University and Judicial Academy, Guwahati will give lectures on the topics of University Grant Commission Regulation 2015(Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women employees and students in Higher Education Institutions) Regulation 2015 and Cyber Crimes against women.


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