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Parenting And Schooling Are Key To Gender Sensitisation: Kiran Bedi

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Parenting And Schooling Are Key To Gender Sensitisation: Kiran Bedi

Drawing from her own past where she was pitted against fiercely competitive officers, who were not always sensitive to women, ex-top cop Kiran Bedi feels that the institutions must look at entrenched habits and attitudes, and modify study programmes and courses accordingly, even if the results might not always be transformative.

Institutions teaching management courses have now opened their classrooms to gender sensitivity, an inclusionary subject unknown to both teachers and students until some years ago. To foster equality in a progressive and productive way, educational institutions, particularly those teaching management courses, are encouraging gender-equality dialogues in classrooms. The aim of this gender-inclusive exercise is to bring in social change for the better.

Students and teachers alike are sensitised to understand gender terminologies and complexities to bridge the gaps in order to create awareness, which will enable better communication. These programmes, often of a shorter duration, are guided by experts dealing with sexual harassment, gender-based discrimination, gender justice and various other related issues.

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