Women's Studies Centre
The Women’s Studies Centre, Nagaland University, was established in the year 2007 with the objectives to establish women’s studies as an academic discipline as well as to work and contribute towards the creation of gender sensitized society and create greater awareness of the special needs of women and work towards the eradication of feminization of various social evils. In this effort, the Centre has organized several training programs, capacity building and research studies in areas such as assessment of legal awareness among working women, status of women in Naga Society, impact assessment of carpet weaving in Phek District, entrepreneurial skills development training for unemployed girls, documentation of case studies on saving practices among low income women, free computer trainings for underprivileged girls and translation of legal rights for women in local dialects.
In 2012, July, the Women’s Studies Centre and the Department of History and Archaeology Nagaland University jointly organized a Sensitization/ Awareness/ Motivation (SAM) workshop under the UGC scheme on “Capacity Building for Women Managers in Higher Education”. The Centre conducted In-Campus Gender Sensitization programme for Nagaland University Students, Meriema Campus, Kohima on 23rd March, 2012.The following topics were presented- “Critical Gender issues in Naga Society”, “ Challenges of Women in Decision Making”, and “Elimination of Violence Against Women”. A University level seminar was organized on International Women’s Day, 8th March 2013 in Kohima Campus, Meriema with Resource Persons speaking on themes such as “Celebrating the Indignity of Naga Women” and “Recognition and Elimination of Violence Against Women in Institutions of Higher Education”. In 2014 the Centre organized an essay writing competition in commemoration of the International Women’s Day.
Currently, the Centre is engaged in research and extension services and is also planning for teaching courses. Besides the Centre is also working on a slew of Programs including research (independent and collaborative), seminars, workshops and conferences and other field action programs and training. The Centre is also pursuing to commence teaching programs. Currently the Centre is placed in phase II under UGC plan for women’s studies.
Women empowerment and sensitization. The Women’s Studies Centre, Nagaland University has been set up with the objectives in line with UGC guidelines, to work and contribute towards the creation of gender sensitized society and create greater awareness of the special needs of women and work towards the eradication of feminization of various social evils. In this effort, one of the primary objectives of the center was to carry out training programs and research studies in areas of urgent importance with regard to the state of Nagaland so as to generate the necessary information for creating need based legal as well as institutional and social instruments to further the objective of empowering women in various fields.
Awareness Generation, Capacity Building, Research, Academic Programs and to contribute towards strategic gender needs.
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