About WDEC

University  Grants  Commission  (UGC)  recommends the measures for ensuring the safety of women and programs for gender sensitization on the campus.  According to the task force appointed by UGC, the recommendations include the need for setting up Women’s Development Cell and  Anti-Sexual  Harassment Cell at colleges and universities. “Women’s studies centers in universities and women’s development cells in colleges must be strengthened and provided the means to function autonomously. At the same time, they should be enabled to work together with gender sensitization associations and committees in the campus on educational and preventive work.” (page.7, ` http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/5873997_SAKSHAM-BOOK.pdf )

To ensure the above measure into action KES Shroff College of Arts and Commerce has started Women Development and Empowerment Cell (WDEC) in the year 2011. WDEC works as a forum for guidance, counselling, training and welfare programmes for women in our campus. The primary objective is to build a Gender Sensitized community within the campus as well as in the society by organizing lectures, workshops, and discussions on topical, pertinent issues.

Objectives of WDEC

  • To create a greater sense of awareness and a deeper understanding of the importance of gender equality.
  • To provide a forum for discussion and deliberation on a range of issues from empowerment to environment.
  • Empowering and orienting women to recognize their true potential and to help them attain their own stand in a competing world.
  • To enhance the self-esteem of women and empower them in making pertinent decisions.

Learning Outcome of WDEC

  • Gender equality will lead to a safe and inclusive learning environment for learners.
  • Empowering women will improve the health of women and their families, will build linkages within communities, and will promote economic development.
  • Self Esteem will lead the students to accept the challenges of life

Activities/Events of WDEC

The year 2019-2020

Sr.No Date Event Documents
1

8th

2019

July  Free ‘Painting Workshop’ in association with

‘Colors and Shades academy by Mr. Pramod Bhutta

 Click  here
2

16th

2019

July  Workshop on ‘Smart Ways to keep yourself Safe’ by Senior Inspector Kusum Waghmare and Madhulika Thakur  – Police Didi Drive  Click  here
3

24th

2019

July  One day Workshop on ‘Bring out the fighter in you’ through the Strategies of Self Defense practical training by Mr. Sushil Vanka  Click  here
4

19th

September,

2019

Fashion show ‘Ek Safar’  Click  here
5

19th

December,

2019

Workshop on ‘Self Grooming and Hygiene’

by Rexona

 Click  here

 

 

Sr.No Date Event Documents
1 8th

July  Free ‘Painting Workshop’ in association with

‘Colors and Shades academy by Mr. Pramod

Bhutta

 Click  here
2019
2 16th July  Workshop on ‘Smart Ways to keep yourself Safe’ by Senior Inspector Kusum Waghmare and Madhulika Thakur  – Police Didi Drive  Click  here
2019
3 24th July  One day Workshop on ‘Bring out the fighter in you’ through the Strategies of Self Defense practical training by Mr. Sushil Vanka  Click  here
2019
4 19th September, 2019 Fashion show ‘Ek Safar’  Click  here
5 19th

Workshop on ‘Self Grooming and Hygiene’

by Rexona

 Click  here
December,
2019

 

 

6 14th

Workshop on ‘Working of ICC and its Legal

Provisions’ in association with ICC

January,
2020
7 21st WDEC    and    ICC    –   Talk   on   ‘Gender  Click  here
January, Sensitization’ by Mr. Harish Iyer, Equal Right
2020

Activist and Mx. Ria Sharma, LGBTQIA+ Youth

Activist

8 27th Entrepreneurial Carnival Swayam se    Click  here
January, Udhyam’
2020
9 22nd Screening of movie “Mardani II”  Click  here
February,
2020
10 8th March,  Celebration of ‘Women’s day’  Click  here
2020

 

 

 

Year 2020-21

 

 

 

 

 

Sr. No

 

 

Month

 

 

Details of Activity

 

 

Document

 

 

 

 

1

Webinar on

 

 

andClick here

11 August “Demystifying Masculinities
2020 Femininities”

 

 

 

 

2

National    Level    Webinar    on    “Women

 

 

Click here

26 AugustEmployee       in       Higher       Education:
2020 Challenges in ongoing Pandemic”

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

9  September

Webinar  on  “Gender  Equality  for  Social

 

Cohesion” by Dr Vibhuti Patel

 

 

Click here

2020

 

 

 

 

4

16 An  International  Webinar on ‘Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment’ by Dr Manjusha Subhash Molwane

 

 

Click here

September
2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

11     October‘Girls   and   Women   Schemes’   and   its

 

 

 

 

Click here

2020            benefits awareness program: Govt Initiatives

 

(in association with SIC) by

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

A     community     awareness     programme

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click here

31     October’Incredible Years of Child’s Journey: Role
2020            of     Parents     in     nurturing     Gender
Sensitivity’

 

 

Gallery

 

 

Year

 

Photos

 

2019-2020

 

 Click  here

 

2020-2021

 

 Click  here

 

 

 

WDEC Members

 

 

Year

 

Members

 

2019-2020

 

 Click  here

2020-2021  Click  here

Infrastructure

The college has a separate WDEC room, exactly next to the Girls Common room in case of any emergency and problems faced by the girl student, they can approach WDEC members in privacy.

The library has a good collection of books based on Gender Sensitization, Equality, Women Empowerment and other Women Issues and their rights.

 

 

 

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