The Department of Sociology and Social Work Student Association for the academic year 2021-22 established the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) unit aimed at promoting an inclusive culture that will provide a platform to learn, explore and grow personally, professionally and intellectually.
The Gender and Sexuality cell under this unit is thus an attempt to achieve SDG goal 5 which aims at promoting gender equality. The cell acknowledges gender equality not just as a fundamental human right but rather as a necessity.
The club, therefore, organizes activities that provide a platform to initiate discussions on topics that matter like queer rights, violence against women and so on.
The gender and sexuality newsletter thus was an initiative that provided a space to celebrate women’s success stories and highlight female underdogs whose stories went unheard in the course of highlighting “his” story. The main objective of the newsletter was to recognize and appreciate the efforts of women in various fields, for instance, Grace Banu who is a Trans Woman engineering student. The newsletter also included queer voices. Thus it covered several aspects of goal number five under the gender equality SDG. The newsletter was also aimed at encouraging the students to express themselves creatively through words and art. It served as a tool to bridge the gap and urged students to engage in productive conversations that look beyond the mainstream.
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