The Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University organized a set of events from 2nd March to 8th March, 2020 in connection with the International Women’s Day 2020.
On the 2nd of March, 2020, the students of the Centre performed a skit titled ‘The Process of Making’. The skit addressed the gender socialization process and attempted to express the way gender discrimination is being shaped by the society. It tried to put across the message as to how the patriarchal nature of the society functions and construct the gender based discriminations and gender based violence as ‘normal’ activities.
On the 3rd of March, 2020, the Centre organized an exhibition of posters prepared by students of various Departments and Centre for Studies, Dibrugarh University and students from different colleges affiliated to Dibrugarh University on gender issues.
The Centre organized a programme on ‘Gender Sensitization’ on the 4th March, 2020. Students from Junior Colleges and women from various Self Help Groups of nearby areas of Dibrugarh University were invited as participants for this programme. The programme started with a talk on various gender issues followed by screening of short movies on the same topic. The participants also shared their experiences.
The Centre organized a talk on ‘“Risk, Resistance, Censorship, Pleasure: Notes on Gender/Sexuality Studies in India” by Dr. Brinda Bose, Associate Professor, Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University on 5th March, 2020. Faculty members and students from various Departments and Centre for Studies, Dibrugarh University attended the programme.
Debajanee Bora, Research Assistant, Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University participated as Resource Person in a phone-in programme on the topic, ‘Gender discrimination is Created by the Society; it is not a Result of Biological Differences’ organized by All India Radio, Dibrugarh on the 5th of March, 2020. It was broadcast live by All India Radio, Dibrugarh on 5th of March, 2020 in the programme ‘Ghar Jeuti’ at 12:30 p.m.
Dr. Nasmeem F. Akhtar, Chairperson, Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University delivered a talk on ‘Role of Women in Agriculture and Rural Development’ on 6th March, 2020 organized by All India Radio, Dibrugarh. The talk was broadcast by AIR Dibrugarh in a programme ‘University Broadcast’ at 8.30 p.m. on 6th March, 2020.
The Centre organized a ‘Poster cum Signature Campaign’ on 8th March, 2020 on gender discrimination. The students took a pledge to raise their voices against all forms of gender based violence.