The Ministry of Women and Child Development has issued Guidelines for engagement of Gender Champions by schools and colleges across the country.
Gender Champions are envisaged as responsible leaders who will facilitate an enabling environment within their schools/colleges/academic institutions where girls are treated with dignity and respect. Gender Champions can be both boys and girls above 16 years of age enrolled in educational institutions. They will strengthen the potential of young girls and boys to advocate for gender equality and monitor progress towards gender justice.
The broad mandate of Gender Champions is to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the social and cultural constructs of gender that shape the experiences of women and men in society. The aim is to make young boys and girls gender sensitive and create positive social norms that value the girls and their rights.
Under the scheme, Gender Champions are identified by a Screening Committee formed by the Principal. A formal training programme is organized to equip and empower the Gender Champions. At the end of each quarter, Gender Champions are required to submit a report to the nodal teachers, on the implementation of activities related to gender equity.
In adherence to the guidelines, the college has selected students as Gender Champions and nodal teachers.