CGEE of SEUSL performs under the direct supervision of the Vice-chancellor. All activities of the centre is regulated and monitored by the Standing Committee of Gender Equity and Equality of the university. The composition is the committee is defined in the by-law of SGBV of SEUSL. According to Encyclopaedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research, 2014, Gender equality refers to the equal participation of women and men in different life domains (e.g., the economy, social life, politics, and education). Gender Equality is the notion that there should be equal rights, opportunities and responsibilities for women and men (girls and boys). This means that opportunities and responsibilities as well as rights of individuals are same for male and female and that does not depend on their sex. It does not mean that women and men have to become the same but that their rights, responsibilities, and opportunities will not depend on whether they are born male or female, (International Labour Office, 2000).
Gender Equity is the notion that the specific interests, needs and priorities of both men and women (boys and girls) should be taken into consideration. According to International Labour Office, (2000), the concept of gender equity refers to “fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. This may include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities”. It is distinct and different from gender equality. This entails all human beings, both men and women, are free to develop their personal abilities and make choices without the limitations set by stereotypical views, rigid gender roles, and prejudices.
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POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR GENDER EQUITY / EQUALITY
Activities of the Centre
- Considering gender equity and equality when responsibilities and opportunities are shared.
- Conscious raising on gender equity and equality among the university communities.
- Avoid Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) and receiving complaints.
- Inquiring SGBV issues and reporting
- Prevent ragging
- Conducting capacity building programmes for staff of all faculties in order to handle SGBV issues and anti-ragging activities
- Collaborating with faculties and library to conduct exhibitions and programmes.
- Motivating research on gender based issues
- Inculcate a credit bearing course on GEE across the faculties