“There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women”.
Cell, Established in the year 2000, MGMM Women’s Cell finds its true power in initiating discussion on everything from the pressing social issues of domestic violence, oppressive intimate relationships, sexual harassment etc. to the psychological and spiritual issues of self discovery, uninformed compliance, the power structures of patriarchy and the like.
As per University Grant Commission, Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of women Employees and students in Higher Educational Institution, Regulation 2015, Women’s Cell functions with a view to empower the students and to render support as and when needed. It is one of the vibrant non academic associations in our College. The Women’s Cell looks after the safety of all girl students, women teachers and other staff members within the campus. It also looks into the matter of solving any kind of gender based physical, mental or psychological harassment faced by any lady whether student or staff.
- To create awareness amongst students about the problems faced by women of all strata due to gender issues.
- To create awareness amongst students about the problems faced by working women.
- To create awareness amongst students about the issues related to the youth and girls in particular.
- To disseminate knowledge about rights and laws related to the women.
- To enhance the self-esteem and self-confidence of girl students, women faculty and staff in the college.
- To make students aware of Gender Equity.
- To help students to change their mindset and attitudes towards life in terms of Women
Women Cell Team
|Dr. Prabha Paharia||Faculty Incharge|
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued Guidelines for engagement of Gender Champions by schools and colleges across the country.
Gender Champions are envisaged as responsible leaders who will facilitate an enabling environment within their schools/colleges/academic institutions where girls are treated with dignity and respect. Gender Champions can be both boys and girls above 16 years of age enrolled in educational institutions. They will strengthen the potential of young girls and boys to advocate for gender equality and monitor progress towards gender justice.
The broad mandate of Gender Champions is to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the social and cultural constructs of gender that shape the experiences of women and men in society. The aim is to make young boys and girls gender sensitive and create positive social norms that value the girls and their rights.
Under the scheme, Gender Champions are identified by a Screening Committee formed by the Principal. A formal training programme is organized to equip and empower the Gender Champions. At the end of each quarter, Gender Champions are required to submit a report to the nodal teachers, on the implementation of activities related to gender equity.
In adherence to the guidelines, the college has selected students as Gender Champions and nodal teachers.