Embedding Gender Justice in the Academy

WISCOMP collaborated with India International Centre, as part of the Centre’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, to organize a Dialogue on ‘Embedding Gender Justice in the Academy’. Eminent speakers from the fields of law, policy, higher education and the UN system deliberated upon the role of Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in India’s quest for gender equality.

They shared insights on a range of equality concerns: What are HEIs doing to bridge gender gaps and break stereotypes, especially in the STEM fields? What role does policy play in catalysing these changes? What are the links between gender-just and enabling campuses and workspaces?

How can HEIs accord legitimacy to action against discrimination while also signalling to society the need for a broader transformative framework on gender justice?

The Dialogue culminated with the launch of a unique Handbook Navigating the Terrain of Gender Justice: A Handbook for Gender Audits at Higher Education Institutes in India, which introduces a practical roadmap for participatory Gender Audits at HEIs in India.

An Exhibition commissioned by WISCOMP and curated by Ridhima Mehra and Tulika Srivastava: When Women Write..in Words and Pictures was also part of the event.