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“You educate a man; you educate a man.
You educate a woman; you educate a generation”
|The Women Empowerment Cell (WEC) of Government Degree College, puttur is established to empower girl students and women staff to realize their potential and power in socio-economic and political spheres of life which results not only in Women Empowerment but also in the holistic development of the nation.|
|Aim: Eradicate Barriers, Sensitize Minds|
|Women Empowerment Cell strives to maintain the gender- neutral atmosphere of the college. The cell encourages the girls to come forward to talk about women related issues and tries to sensitize the youth about gender reality as the goal to emancipate and empower women. Focus of the cell is to eliminate the discrimination and all forms of violence against women and girl child in the society. It also provides a platform for girls and women to share their experiences and views regarding their status in the society and to suggest ways to improve and empower themselves. This cell creates a feel that our college campus is a heaven and second home to them. The WEC functions arduously to enhance their status and thereby empower them through guest lectures, seminars, workshops, various awareness programmes and other welfare activities.WEC will step forward with specific objectives and plan of action by focusing quality activities for the well being of girls students.|
|Objectives of WEC|
|WOMEN EMPOWERMENT CELL|
|GENDER SENSITIVE FACILITIES|
a) Safety and Security
Though the institution being co-education one, gender related issues are very minimal.Every measure is taken by institution to provide safety and security on the campus. Even then, in anticipation of any such gender related issues the college has constituted various committees such as, Anti-raging cell, Grievance and redressal cell and Women empowerment cell. As preventive measures the women empowerment cell of the college organizes sensitization programmes on gender sensitivity. Ragging in any form is strictly prohibited both inside and outside the campus. In this connection, the local police personnel are invited to sensitize on consequences of ragging and sexual harassment.
The class teachers themselves act as counsellors who interact the students on regular basis and counsel both boys and girls on gender equality. Every year an awareness programme on health and hygiene is organised by inviting local government women doctors exclusively for girls’ students
c) Common Room
The college has established a common room known girls’ waiting room with required facilities.
PROPOSED MONTH WISE ACTIVITYJuly : An orientation programme for all girl students about the guidelines and the safety measures.
August : A Special programme by women achievers of different fields to motivate the girl students.
September : A training Programme on self defence for women students.
October : Workshop on paper presentation and research orientation.
November : A session with resourceful support of renowned doctors on health issues.
December : Rally on AIDS awareness.
January : Counseling sessions by experts, SHE TEAMS and psychiatrists.
February : Seminars on Gender related issues.
March : Observation of International women’s day
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