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Goa colleges to have 'gender champions' to promote equality

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Several colleges under University, in a pioneering step to promote equality, have created teams of "Champions" comprising a pair of students and a faculty member.

The aim was to share with the rest of the students what really was and how equality could be achieved within gender binaries," University Varun Sahni said today.

The gender champions were awarded by Sahni during the third edition of 'Difficult Dialogues' which discussed "Gender equality for everyone's benefit?"

Commenting on these champions, Surina Narula, of Difficult Dialogues, said, "It is great to have gender champions in every college. The amazing thing that I have learnt here at University is how they are promoting gender equality among the youth."

She informed that the 'gender champion' idea was a new one and the (UCL) was adopting this idea from

"The One Billion Rising movement wanted Difficult Dialogues to get involved with the cause and so we have invited gender champions to our conference this year," Narula added.

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First Published: Sat, February 10 2018. 19:55 IST