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Women's Study Centre

The focus of our society is to provide a safe space for our students to engage in discussion and gain knowledge on various issues such as women and work, gender and sexuality, violence at home, influence of the media, laws and rights, issues of minority women, health and hygiene, trends in the women’s movement, etc.

The classes, workshops and projects offered by the WSC can be used by students to channelize their interest and concern for gender issues, and can be used as a platform for further/postgraduate studies in fields like Women’s Studies, Development Studies, Law and Governance, Social Work, etc. This apart, action-based events of the WSC shall offer students the exposure of organizing gender-sensitizing initiatives among their peers and collaborating with the larger women’s movement.

Convenor

Dr. Maya John (Convenor) mjohn@jmc.du.ac.in

President

Ms. Simran Tom simrantom9958@gmail.com 8076937999

Vice President

Ms. Shreya Ghosh shreyaghosh2000@gmail.com 8826519245

Activities/events conducted in 2018-19
  • Commemoration of Girl Child Day on 23 October 2019 : Open Mic session.
  • WSC Fund Raiser on 27 September 2019.
  • 27 September 2019: Workshop on Feminist Songs with RAAG.
  • Workshop on Agency and Women’s Writings, conducted by Dr Nitoo Das, Poet and Associate Professor, IP College for Women.
  • Workshop on women’s menstrual health by TheaCare in August 2019.
  • WSC certificate course classes began from August 2019 onwards.
  • Film screening and Inaugural Debate Competition in August 2019.
Activities/events conducted in 2019-20
  • 29th August, 2018 Interactive session with Ms. Nandini Rao (Feminist Trainer and Counselor) on “Comprehending and Addressing the Experiences of Sexual Harassment in Universities.
  • Self Defense Workshop and basic physical training in collaboration with Delhi Police on 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 24th and 25th of September 2018.
  • WSC Fundraiser on 10th October 2018
  • International Girl Child Day 11th October 2018: Members make videos pledging to fight for equal rights for women and girls
  • Talk on Mental Health by college counselors on awareness around mental health issues
  • Interactive workshop on 5th November 2018 by Ms Kashish Dua on LGBTQ+ community. The workshop aimed at sensitizing students and making them aware of nuances around the issue of alternative sexualities.
  • Talk by Delhi police on 23rd January 2019 on measures to ensure women's Safety through various helplines and use of Himmat App.
  • Certificate Course Classes conducted on 25th January and 1st February by Dr. Maya John on "Women and Class" to study how different class categories affects and contributed to women's oppression.
  • Certificate Course Class conducted on 30th January 2019 by Dr. Christa Wichterich on "Rise of Neo-Parties in Europe and their Anti-Gender Approaches" to understand the trajectory in Women's movement in European countries.
  • Panel Discussion conducted by National Commission for Women on "Empowering Women through Entrepreneurship" on 31st January 2019 at India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road.
  • Certificate course class conducted on 8th February 2019 by Ms. Latika Goel on "Addressing Nutritional Needs of Women" to destabilize the myths around dieting and weight loss and substituting them with proper dietary methods.
  • Certificate course class conducted on 22nd February 2019 by Mr. Naveen Thomas on "Women and Work Patterns" to address the employment opportunities available to women in organised and unorganised sector and the problems they face.
  • Student Seminar conducted on 6th March 2019 on "Women's Voices: Agency, Vulnerability and Conformity" - inviting Academic Papers (in English and Hindi) and Short Films on a variety of gender based sub-themes. Open to all Delhi University B.A and M.A Students. We had 52 Submissions (40 WSC Members and 12 Non Members), of which 20 papers were selected for presentation.
  • Street Play on "Atyachaar Devi ki Leelayein" by Centre For Struggling Women (CSW), showcasing the violence faced by women in public and in the domestic sphere – part of WSC’s commemoration of International Women’s Day, March 2019
  • Certificate course class was conducted by Dr. Amya Agarwal on “Women's Agency Amid the Politics of Masculinities in Kashmir”, on the 10th of April.
  • Feminist film-making workshop, titled “When We're Calling the Shots”, conducted by award-winning filmmaker, Ms. Vani Subramanian, 11th April 2019.
  • Short Films Festival on 12th April 2019, showcasing films like ‘Juice', ‘Please Mind the Gap', etc.
  • General Body Meeting of the WSC and Election of New Office-bearers on 22nd April 2019