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Women Development Cell

AIMS & OBJECTIVES

  • To prevent sexual harassment and to promote general well-being of female students, teaching and non teaching women staff of Kirti College.
  • To create social awareness about the problems of women and in particular regarding gender discrimination.
  • To encourage participation of NGOs working in the area of women’s development in the activities of the Cell.
  • To organize seminars, workshops for creating general awareness and orientation of students, teachers , non-teaching staff for their active and sustained participation in the activities of Cell.
  • To organize various types of training programmes and create awareness about self-employment schemes for the encouragement of self-reliance among women.

Date

Title of the talk/activity

Name of the Speaker

7th Aug 2004

Problems of Old destitute

Mrs Nutan Varerkar,Certified Counselor

12th Aug 2004

Women as a Powerful Gender

Dr Nandini Deshmukh

HOD, Zoology

30th Nov 2004

Screening of a documentary entitled ‘Vanshvel

(on killing of Female Foetus)

Mrs Sneha Khandekar,Social Worker

3rd Jan 2005

Women in IT

(to commemorate Savitribai Phule Jayanti)

Mrs Manisha Joshi

Director, IT firm

15th Jan 2005

One Day workshop on ‘Theoretical aspect of Harassment’

Session-II

SC’s Vishakha judgment & resent litigations in Bombay High court

Dr Shobha Ghosh

SIES College

Ms Mini Mathur

Advocate & social acivist

24th Aug2005

Sexual harassment

(In collaboration with Dept of Geography)

Smt Shailaja Sangle, Marathi writer & Principal, Jasubhai College, Mumbai.

10th Jan 2006

Powerful women in India

(to commemorate savitribai Phule Jayanti)

Dr Nandini Deshmukh

HOD, Zoology

28th Jan 2006

Legal formalities at police station

(In collaboration with girls NCC unit)

Ms Harvinder Kaur Warich, ACP, Mumbai alumnus and ex- NCC cadet

(Ms Harwinder Kaur Warich was felicitated by WDC and NCC unit)

19th Sep 2007

Inaugural talk stating aims and objectives of WDC.

Motivational talk

Prof Medha Dhapre

HOD, Political Science

Dr H.M. Pednekar HOD Geography & Vice -Principal

10th Jan 2007

Domestic Violence : provisions and prospects

(Domestic Violence Act, 2006)

followed by

discussion on cases of wife beating and cruelty by

Ms Sheetal Juvadkar, Social worker, YUVA

Prof Medha Dhapre

HOD, Political Science

‘Self-help kits’ distributed by YUVA volunteers

12th Jan 2008

One-day workshop on self- defense ‘Building of Strong and Alert Mind’

Session-II

Practical session on Taekwondo for self-defense.

Manjula Nair, Counselor, Bhartiya Stree Shakti, NGO (70 students participated)

Volunteers of Taekwondo Academy

15th Jan 2008

One Day Workshop on ‘ Rangoli Making’

Volunteers of Sansakr-Bharti

(65 students participated)

7th Mar 2008

A program on ‘Women and Environment’ by Marathi Vidnyan Parishad

Girl students participated in this program at Maharashtra Nature park at Mahim.

2nd Oct 2008

Poster painting competition on Women Issues


30th Aug 2008

Violence against women

Ms Varsha Tawade Bhartiya Stree Shakti NGO

10th Dec 2008

Intercollegiate essay and presentation competition on various women's issues

40 students from 15 different colleges participated

2nd Jan 2009

& 3rd Jan 2009

National seminar on ‘Gender and caste interface and issues’ organized by University of Mumbai

Prof Medha Dhapre member, WDC attended the seminar

17th Feb 2009

Workshop on ‘Fruit Processing techniques’ (In collaboration with Dept of Botany) Sponsored by Rotary club

Mr Arwind Ghone Self- Employment Guidance Executive of Govt of Maharashtra

& Prof Urmila Sarkar

18th Sept 2009

Status of woman in India

Prof Minal Mapuskar

WDC member, Dept Of Political Science

19th Sept 2009

Film editing as Career for Women

Mr Aniket and Mrs Khsitija Khandagale

Expert from Film Industry

30th Dec 2009

Session I

Dietary interventions with reference to nutritional disorders and deficiency diseases in women

Dr Madhavi sathe

SNDT University

30th Dec 2009

Session II

Preparation of traditional and innovative nutritional recipes

Mrs Arondekar

29th Dec 2009

Workshop on liquid detergent and white phenyle preparation

Dr R.B Kawade & Dr Chetana Xaveri

Dept of Chemistry

4th Aug 2010

Breast feeding to commemorate “The Breast Feeding Week”.

Dr Nandini Deshmukh HOD Zoology

10th Aug 2010

“pre-marriage screening of Thalassemia trait”

Dr. Mayuresh warke

Rotary club of Shivaji park, Dadar

12th Oct 2010

A visit to nearby Industrial Training Institute (ITI)

20 girls attended this visit along with Prof. U. S. Sarkar

17th Aug 2010

Exhibition of books on ‘women’s world/ issue’ and by women authors” (In collaboration with Library)


18th Aug 2010

Distribution of hand-gloves and masks to rag-picker women

50 rag pickers were given the hand gloves and masks