Aligarh Muslim University organised a talk on women security in campus

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batori.inALIGARH, April 01- Prof. Janki Abraham from Delhi University and Member, UGC Task Force, delivered a talk on “Ensuring Safety for Women on Campus”, organized by the Aligarh Muslim University Teachers’ Association at Staff Club.

Prof. Abraham said that she has submitted a draft recommendation to the UGC after making a study of different institutions of higher learning. She stressed the need of “zero tolerance”, against sexual harassment in Universities and colleges. She mentioned about well-lighted campus, gender mapping, gender auditing, rationalizing of committees’ constitution, better transport facilities for female students and staff, supervision ethics with special focus on researchers.

Prof. Anwar Jahan Zuberi advocated the need of women representation in AMU Teachers’ Association and other bodies.

Prof. Nikhat Ahmed, Director, Center for Women Studies raised the issues of funding and lack of participation of teachers. Dr Shadab, Department of History, diverted attention towards gender discrimination with special emphasis on Women’s College issues.

Dr Samina Khan expressed the need to monitor the dropout rate of female students of minority section, especially in Aligarh, Saharanpur, Muzaffarnagar area. She further stressed on decentralization of committees, use of specific literature, films and theater, check on cyber crimes and more effective use of 250 co-proctors including female teachers.

Dr. Aftab Alam, Secretary, AMUTA, welcomed the guest speaker and said that more programmes on gender justice will be organized in future. President AMUTA, Prof. Hamid Ali expressed his views on the topic and assured of democratic functioning of the association.

Dr Chandni Bi, Member EC, AMUTA, introduced the guest and shared her concern for gender issues. She also proposed a vote of thanks.

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