IASE Students Rally For Gender Justice

Srinagar- The students of Institute of Advance Studies in Education on Wednesday rallied against what they called the “gender bias” prevalent in Kashmiri society.

The students were holding placards appreciating women and calling for an end to the misogyny.

The students rallied to commemorate the women’s week at the College.

Sameena Naaz, a participant said we as a society need to change our perception towards women.

“There is no doubt gender bias exists in our society and it exists in almost every sphere of life” she said.

“Some families don’t let their daughters go to school, this discrimination should end” she added.

The participants called for an end to gender bias and underscored the need to appreciate Kashmiri women.

Students were flanked by the college Principal Prof Ruhi Jan Kanth and other staff members.

Prof Ruhi Jan Kanth said the weeklong celebrations are being held to encourage girls and women to come in different spheres of life.

“We live in a patriarchal setup and there is a need to end the culture of patriarchy and misogyny” she said.

She also underscored the need to appreciate women in their daily lives and acknowledge their contribution.

The college kick started the weeklong celebrations of women’s week on 8th March.

The celebrations will continue till the weekend, the college Principal said.

Meanwhile, a team of doctors from SKIMS visited the college campus and a free health checkup of female students was done.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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