WORKSHOP ON GENDER ISSUES AND VALUES
Chandigarh ; On the occasion of Women’s day, a workshop was conducted to generate awareness about gender issues and values with special reference of the sub-urban and rural backdrop. The panel for discussion and exchange of view points included the Principal of Government Home Science College Mrs. Madhu Nanda, Dr. (Mrs.) Madhu Kaul , Head of the Department, of Human Development Family Relations Mrs. Sudha Katyal and Mrs. Jatinder Sohi. The audience comprised of M.Sc. students. An enriching debate occurred when issues of gender socialization and eve- teasing were mentioned. The workshop invited a healthy discussion from the panel and audience. Dr. Jagjivan raised a novel point that though the women have progressed by leaps and bounds but men are still sticking to their age old mind sets. The workshop was concluded by honoring single girl child mothers in the panel and sharing of their experiences of parenting and facing societal pressures.