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Online Course on Gender Equality & Violence Against Women During COVID-19 by NIT Jalandhar [Oct 9-13]: Registrations Open

About the Course

The relationship between gender and violence is complex. The different roles and behaviours of females and males, children as well as adults, are shaped and reinforced by gender norms within society. These are social expectations that define appropriate behavior for women and men (e.g. in some societies, being male is associated with taking risks, being tough and aggressive and having multiple sexual partners).

Differences in gender roles and behaviours often create inequalities, whereby one gender becomes empowered to the disadvantage of the other. Thus, in many societies, women are viewed as subordinate to men and have a lower social status, allowing men control over, and greater decision-making power than, women.

On the other hand, violence against women is highly prevalent, and intimate partner violence is the most common form of violence. During health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, violence against women tends to increase. Therefore, this program makes familiar with the issues and challenges of gender equality and violence against women during COVID-19.

About NITJ

Dr B R Ambedkar National Institute of Technology was established in the year 1987 as Regional Engineering College and was given the status of National Institute of Technology (Deemed University) by the Government of India on October 17, 2002 under the aegis of Ministry of Human Resource Development, New Delhi.

Now the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has declared the Institute as “Institute of National Importance” under the act of Parliament-2007

Who can attend?

The course is open to all Faculty, research scholars and students (Female or Male) across the world.

  • Introduction to gender equality and violence against women
  • Types of violence and their causes
  • How does COVID-19 increase risk of violence for women?
  • Legal issues and challenges in the current scenario
  • Awareness about protection services
  • Psychological aspects of violence and COVID-19
  • Interested candidates can register online via this page.
  • Prior registration is compulsory to attend the STC.
  • E-Certificate will be issued to the participants on successful participation to the STC.
  • The Google Meet link will be shared with the registered participants.
  • There is no registration fee

Dr. Mamta Khosla,
Email: khoslam[at]

Dr. Neetu Sood
Email: soodn[at]

Online Course on Gender Equality & Violence Against Women During COVID-19 by NIT Jalandhar.




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