It’s the 21st century, a time where we should be self-aware of what’s
happening around us. Over the last couple of years, we could see the change in how our society operates, the importance of equality among women and the LGBTQA+ community has increased tremendously. T
A webinar on gender sensitization, helped us know more about the LGBTQA+ community and giving us crucial information about personal space and why is it important for us to know about it. (Personal space – a physical space surrounding a person, we all have it and we need to know how to protect it and being sharply aware of who you are letting in.)
We need to make sure that people shouldn’t be forcing you to do something against your consent. It was an enjoyable session even though we were learning about a sensitive topic. As future citizens of the country, we need to be self-aware of gender equality at the same time we need to follow and
respect each other irrespective of race, gender, or caste. So what can
we do to promote gender sensitization?
If we are planning to teach people about it, then make sure we do not
give them false information such as myths or stereotypes. We shouldn’t
mock people based on gender or anything for that matter. It all starts
at home, there is no point in talking about it when you don’t follow
it. we need to educate people about consent. It’s okay for a man to cry, It’s okay if women work not just as a homemaker, It’s okay to be apart of the LGBTQA+ community, it’s okay to say “no” and we need to remember that a certain person should not behave a certain way just because society tells them to.
By Parveen. I from II PUC