The Women Development Cell was instituted at ARSD College with the objective to empower female students through higher education and skill development. It energizes students in their fight against cultures of oppression, silence and discrimination. The Cell believes in strengthening students by creating awareness about socio-political, cultural, and legal perspectives through talks, workshops and symposia. Through its myriad activities like street plays, creative writing, poster making, debates, movie screenings and group discussions, the WDC sensitizes and educates female students in a holistic manner. The Women Development Cell of the College organizes workshops and hands-on training programmes both to promote awareness regarding the problems women face in our society as well as empower them through skill development. Workshop on self-defence has become a yearly feature now. A workshop in collaboration with the NGO Shakti Vahini and a Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Orientation-cum-workshop are some of the activities that the Cell has organized recently The WDC organized a workshop on Gender Sensitization which stressed the importance of the role of student community in gender sensitisation against sexual harassment and its prevention by stating that an attentive and careful student community is the most effective antidote against sexual harassment.
Dr. Anamika Prasad