Mar 07 2020

IIHMR University students celebrate International Women's Day; perform 'Nukkad Natak' on campus portraying violence against women

The ‘Nukkad Natak’ highlighted the status of women in Indian society and focused on the violence they face at home and outside in the forms of domestic violence, eve-teasing, and rape, to name a few.

On the occasion, Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University, said “We are celebrating the 25th International Women’s Day in a year that is a pivotal for advancing gender equality worldwide Our week-long celebration was aimed at highlighting all such issues and discussing the challenges to the global movement for gender equality and the reaction among the students and audience tells that we have made a move”.

The week-long ‘Gender Week’ commenced on Monday with a Flash Mob performed by the Gender Champions at the campus. The Gender Champions gave a strong message of human rights and gender equality.  Other activities during this period included Painting and Poetry sessions, Jam Sessions that highlighted the pertinent issues of women – from the demand for equal pay, equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, to an end to sexual harassment and violence against women.