Advancing gender equity and social justice programme organised on International Women’s Day

Ranchi: The programme on menstrual health and women’s empowerment organised on the occasion of International Women’s Day at XISS in Ranchi on Friday.

Amidst the spirit of empowerment and advocacy, the thoughtful discussion was followed by a poignant screening of an Oscar winning documentary “Period – End of Sentence”, which sheds light on the Stigma surrounding menstruation in rural India and the transformative impact of menstrual hygiene awareness.

XISS Director Dr Joseph Marianus Kujur emphasized on the importance of gender equality and social inclusion.

He said, “Recognizing and celebrating women’s achievements and qualities is crucial, but we need to have a deeper understanding of women’s resilience and support gender equality through our actions.”

He also addressed the challenge of ingrained societal attitudes and stereotypes and urged a call to change mind-sets enabling women to progress.

He suggested to make this effort a campaign which is sustained and is a concerted effort to bring about meaningful change.

He concluded by saying that lifting women up, the entire community stands to benefit.

Women’s empowerment can lead to positive changes in education, healthcare, economic stability, and overall societal well-being.

Following the screening, students of Rural Management engaged in a lively session of opinion sharing, facilitated by Dr Mamta Kumari.

This interactive dialogue allowed participants to reflect on the issues raised in the film and explore avenues for collection and advocacy.

A slogan making competition on the theme, ‘Breaking menstrual taboo’ was conducted on this occasion.

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