Gender Sensitization

Gender sensitization refers to the raising sensitization of gender equality concerns. It helps people in examining their personal attitudes and beliefs and questioning the realities of all sexes. Gender sensitization make people understand the difference between sex and gender, how gender is socially constructed and the stereotypes around gender roles. It helps them determine which assumptions in matters of gender are valid and which are stereotyped. Need of gender sensitization is to create awareness among the working professionals about the importance of gender sensitivity in organization.

Without being sensitive to the needs of a particular gender, an individual may refrain from understanding the opposite gender. Gender is Socially Learned behavior, based on social expectation from Men & Women. The women and children are the most vulnerable group in this situation. And it’s the undue pressure on Boys & Girls to live up to the established norms of Masculinity & femininity. Girls endure unwarranted social control, discrimination & domination. Boys discouraged from being emotional, gentle or fearful. Gender Sensitization gives a clear and precise view about Gender and helps to understand that GENDER is not about “Women” it’s about “People”. Two additional credits will be given to the students after successful completion of the course.

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Key Information


Minimum qualification is 12th Standard Pass from any stream. (Only for the Student of K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce)


Applicability : Aiming to support a new generation of multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary/ gender / women studies scholars and social science professionals and to stimulate the interests of commoners, also of the young minds in the field of gender sensitization.

Admission : First Come First Serve basis

Duration : 30 Hours

Seats : No Limit

Lecture Schedule (Offline mode )(Online mode) Twice a week

Medium of lecture delivery - English and Hindi


Course Instructors

  • Mrs Kusum Tripathi, Prof at B. R. Ambedkar ,University of Social Sciences. MHOW, Indore Women’s Studies Department.
  • Mrs Monika Sawant who works as an Assistant Professor with K. J. Somaiya College of Arts & Commerce. She is pursuing her Ph.D. research in Law from University of Mumbai. She is been in the teaching field since 2009 and having experience in teaching Business Law.


Basic aim is to create awareness about women study and gender sensitization

  • Zero tolerance level ( Gender Violence, Bias Gender )
  • Women Empowerment
  • Create awareness about gender neutral laws.

Learning Objectives

Discussion on topics :

  • Patriarchy
  • Human Trafficking
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Queer Theory
  • Gender Justice
  • Women related Movements in India and Worldwide
  • Gender Development
  • Theory on Feminism

Learning Outcome

After successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • To focus on Equity , then on equality
  • To clarify the difference between gender and sex
  • To understand gender roles leading to gendered division of labor.
  • To create Awareness about the Rights and laws ,and fight against the violence.

Course Coordinator

Mrs Monika Sawant
Ms Janhavi Kamath
Student Representatives


  • Theory
  • Workshop
  • Visit to NGO
  • Film Screening
  • Outside Visitors lectures
  • Faculties Lectures


Introduction of Women Studies. Patriarchy-Gender
Gender Development Women and Law
Women Literature Portrayal of Women in History
Guest lecture Field work
Assignment and Report writing  

Evaluation of the Students

  • 75% attendance is mandatory
  • Students will be evaluated based on survey, report writing and ppt presentations on overall syllabus