Gender sensitization programs for Teachers
This 2 day long intensive ‘Gender sensitization and capacity building’ program for teachers aims to encourage them to reflect on the role of gender in their lives, understand gender and sexuality issues in their community and at the same time recognizing the need of gender and sexuality education for adolescents. This program further builds their capacity to incorporate their learning to co-create gender inclusive and safe classrooms for their students.
Vidhyabhawan, Udaipur (August’2018) : Sahas collaborated with pioneer educational institution Vidhyabhawan in Udaipur, Rajasthan to implement the gender sensitization and capacity building program on 35 B.Ed. students.
”There are so many restrictions on girls at every step of life. We are asked to do Government jobs so that there is a set life whereby we can earn money and also take care of household. I wanted to become mountaineer but look here I am studying B.Ed.”
Siddharth International School and St. Kabir’s School, Hisar (May’2018) : Sahas collaborated with the two International Schools in Hisar, Haryana to implement the gender sensitization and capacity building program on 30 teachers.
“We can use chemistry to explain gender and sexual identity. Assuming that elements are say male and female- then through chemical reaction could be correlated to sex and the compound that is formed is the child (intercourse) and reaction between same elements can be related to homosexuals. Also an atom has protons, electrons and neutrons- they can also be used to explain gender”
Government Schools, Naoshera Tehsil in Jammu (April’ 2018) : Sahas collaborated with Naoshera Brigade, Jammu to implement ‘Gender sensitization and capacity building workshop’ for the 45 teachers of Rural Government schools, Naoshera.
“I am coming from Gurudwara, I had to give speech there, so for 15 minutes I engaged with the people on gender discrimination. You won’t believe men and women were sitting together unlike other situations where they sit in different rows”