DUSU to set up cell for gender sensitisation
New Delhi: With the objective to address long standing issues on gender discrimination, the Delhi University Student's Union has established a gender sensitization cell in the University campus, which will be fully operational in the first week of February.
The cell aims to represent students who undergo discrimination and harassment, and provide legal aid and advice to them, DUSU president Rocky Tuseed said in a statement. "It will also hold awareness sessions in order to create safe and healthy environment in the university for all genders, particularly women and transgenders. The university is for everyone and female students are as safe as everyone else," he said.
The cell will have the DUSU president as its chairman, a convener and two co-conveners.
Convener Narayani Anand said, "Women and transgender students make up an indispensable part of the Delhi University and we're going to make sure that sexual harassment and gender discrimination are taken very seriously."
NSUI spokesperson said the prime aim to create the basic understanding among the students, coming from the different backgrounds and the different section of the states. To set the ground, DUSU will conduct seminars and workshop to counter the anomaly among students. "The set up will also develop a social platform to counter the discrimination against the students coming from the north-east states," spokesperson added.
He also added that students coming from the southern part of country, faced lots of problems in Hindi language, and the cell will organise a Hindi language classes for them.
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