Gender equity, including protection from sexual harassment and right to work with dignity is universally recognized basic human rights. Eradication of social evils has been the Principle aim of Constitution of India. Article 15 of the Constitution of India prohibits discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex, or place of birth. Article 42 makes provision for securing just and human conditions of work. Article 15 –A (e) makes it incumbent on every citizen to promote harmony and spirit of the common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic, and regional or sectional diversities, to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women. India is also a signatory to the convention or the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination against women.As per UGC guidelines, the Women’s Development Committee of the University is constituted in the University. The committee is independent of the Internal Complaints Committee of the University. The committee also serves as Women’s Grievance Redressal Cell.
Women’s day Celebration
March 8th is celebrated as International Women’s day all over the world. VGI celebrated International Women’s day for 3 days ie. from 6th March to 8th March on the theme “BE BOLD FOR THE CHANGE” in a very unique manner with Women’s development cell along with Social responsive Cell of VGI. What a better way to shine light on the ladies who contributed day in and day out to the family, society and surrounding with their talent, perseverance, warmth , wisdom and care.
- The days witnessed activities ranging from Expert session for Female Faculties on Role of Women on Higher Education, Post Menopause Challenges and Remedies and how to release stress through meditation.
- The session was also arranged for more than 100 female housekeeping staff of the University on Health and Hygiene.
- Various competitions were organized for staff and students for Rangoli & Poster making on the theme “BE BOLD FOR THE CHANGE”.
- A unique game “Let’s Swap Roles for a day” for all staff and students of VGI was organized Wherein girls do what boys do and boys do what girls do . Total 173 students and 48 staff members enjoyed the event.
- The celebrations also recognized and appreciated the female members of the University for their Significant Achievements in various areas like Profession, Academics, Social contribution and so forth.
- A cultural Programme was organized where in international students dance, a drama or a play enacting on girl foeticide and a tribute to all the female leaders of Parul University was presented by students of Parul University.
- The celebration was not only restricted to the campus but also taken to the community level where Health and Hygiene talks and camps were organized at 2 villages of Iswarpura and Kamlapura for females. Contribution of school teachers and community helpers were also appreciated along with significant achievements by girl students in both the villages.