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Global Business School & Research Centre

Webinar On Gender Bias & Stereotyping, Gender Equality And Women Rights

Thursday, July 16, 2020 |Zoom App |Seminar


Description: Global Business School and Research Centre organized an informative webinar on Gender Bias Stereotyping , Gender Equality and Women Rightsin view of on-going COVID-19, on 16 July 2020 at 11:00 a.m

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Discrimination against women and girls is a pervasive and long-running phenomenon that characterizes Indian society at every level. The webinar will focus on the above issues. The program aims to address the issues pertaining to gender equality as a meaningful start in the regard.

MAIN OBJECTIVES OF WEBINAR:

To keep participants updated about Gender Bias Stereotyping , Gender Equality and Women Rights

To beat Gender Bias and Stereotype.

To get cognizant to the society about the latest reforms made for Women Rights.

To reflect on gender and gender differences and their implications for societies.

To understand the term Gender Bias Stereotyping.

SPEAKERS:
  • SNEHA KUMARI: from Larsen Tubro, A passionate human resource professional with 5;+ years of experience in various areas of HR- Lateral Talent Acquisition, Management Hiring and Premier Campus Engagement currently working as a business partner, Mumbai.
  • MONIKA JOSHI: currently working with Tata Technologies with 20 years of exp. She is also an avid social worker and won many CSR leadership awards from various institutes.
  • STUTI LADHA : is Creative Head, Innocent Virus Films, Training aspirants of IIM and other business schools for 10 years Training adults, kids , parents and teachers on Language development for 13 years.
REGISTRATION:
The webinar was open to all interested members of society whether male or female, who believe in gender equality..  
ATTENDIES:
Faculties students around 700 Participants attended the Webinar through ZOOM link.
The discussion was very interactive among all Panel Members; all of them stated very interesting points with various examples which helped the fellow students to understand how they can face the challenges of Gender Biasness easily and how it can be eradicated from society.
PANEL DISCUSSION:

The world is changing rapidly and this change has opened doors for women to fully participate in social, economic and political life. Despite this optimism, gender norms still hold women and girls back.

"Population growth is straining the Earth's resources to the breaking point, and educating girls is the single most important factor in stabilizing that. That, plus helping women gain political and economic power and safeguarding their reproductive rights."

Al Gore, former Vice President of the United States

POINTS DISCUSSED -

1. Examine how gender stereotyping impacts the achievement of gender equality in various areas.
2. Bring forward and share successful experiences and good practices to combat gender stereotyping and the resulting discrimination and build on positive outcomes.
3.Effective policies and norms at national, regional and international levels to be identified.
4.How Society has framed the reforms for women rights but those are too old now and need to be amended.
  1. The Awards or promotions should not be based on gender as it is truly said Equal pay for equal work.
  2. It is required to give equal opportunity or equity to both the genders.

The panellists also discussed on discrimination against women and girls are a pervasive and long-running phenomenon that characterises Indian society at every level. In the most extreme cases, gender norms can kill. We see examples of this in all corners of the world. Women die at the hands of their violent partners. Women die because they cannot access the abortion services they need. Women die of preventable causes in childbirth. Transgender people are murdered for being different. Gender inequality persists and prevents girls and women from reaping the benefits of our evolving world. It also limits possibilities for men and boys.

The panellists focuses on girls and women suffer most of the negative impact of rigid gender norms and roles - they are more likely to experience restrictions of their freedom and mobility, they experience epidemic levels of violence and harassment across the globe and have fewer opportunities to choose how to live their lives. But boys and men suffer too. Ideas about what it means to be a man force boys and men to behave in very limited ways which can harm them. Negative masculinities encouraged in boys serve to perpetuate the cycle of discrimination and inequality.

Gender inequalityhas been a social issue in India for centuries.Gender discrimination describes the situation in which people are treated differently simply because they are male or female, rather than on the basis of their individual skills or capabilities.

Stereotypes exist in all societies. Stereotypes are how societies expect people to act based on their gender. For example, girls should stay at home and help with housework and childcare. Should dress modestly and not stay out late at night. People are often judged by how well they adhere to the gender stereotypes.These stereotypes can often bleed out into school and work, where girls are less likely to be encouraged into science and technology subjects or leadership roles, due to the perceived male nature of these pursuits. Likewise, seemingly positive stereotypes and gender roles such as men being the provider or protector of the family, put an unnecessary burden on men and boys that could more positively be shared in an equal partnership.

CONCLUSION:

Educating Indian children from an early age about the importance of gender equality could be a meaningful start in that direction. Promoting gender equality in employment. The need of the hour is to make a change in the mind-set of the society and destroy the prejudices that damage the future of thegirl child. What is required is a concerted effort to sensitize the society in eradicating this issue of gender inequality. It is high time that every child is treated equally and given every opportunity required to grow to his/her full potential. Education that helps create attitudinal shifts towards gender bias and activities to spread awareness. Continuous efforts towards breaking myths and stereotypes around gender. Institutionalising gender sensitive processes within various systems such as law and programmes.

At the end Students and participants raised a couple of questions online and solutions for the same and the session ended with the statement.

Confidence is the key to Deal with Emotions at workplace ".

At the conclusion vote of thanks was delivered by Prof. Revati Rautrao to all renowned speakers for sharing their precious time and knowledge that they shared with all Participants.

Dr. Chetan Chaudhari, Director-GBSRC has given fruitful guidance and support for organizing this session. Prof. Amandeep Arora, faculty of GBSRC has taken the initiative to be as the Moderator of this panel Discussion through Zoom.

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