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Gender Enrichment

(INTERNAL COMPLAINTS COMMITTEE)

The Institute of Home Economics has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and is pro-actively committed to providing a safe and conducive academic environment to its students and employees. The college has been conducting workshops on various gender related issues for students in collaboration with NGOs such as Breakthrough. In accordance with Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 as well as UGC Regulations, 2015 pertaining to higher educational institutions, the college has a duly constituted, Internal Complaints Committee (ICC). In addition to fulfilling the responsibilities of the ICC as laid down in the UGC regulations, the committee has the following broad objectives:
  1. To sensitize students to various gender related issues.
  2. To spread awareness about sexual harassment at work place as well as the functioning of the ICC.
  3. To deal with the complaints relating to Sexual harassment at work place from students or employees.
Posters have been displayed at various places in the college telling the students about ICC as well as the process of filing a complaint. Any female aggrieved in this matter may either approach the Presiding Officer of the ICC or the members to file a complaint against sexual harassment. To enhance the student’s understanding of the issue, the college disseminates various communication material on Sexual Harassment at Work place:

Orientation to Sexual Harassment at Work
place and the ACT

 video on sexual harassment at work place

Name of the Member

सदस्य का नाम

Designation

पद का नाम

Dr. Poonam Magu
डॉ. पूनम मगु

Presiding Officer/Convener
पीठासीन अधिकारी/संयोजक

Dr. Nalini Moza Wali
डॉ. नलिनी मोज़ा वाली

Co-Convener

सह संयोजक

Ms. Seema Malhotra

सुश्री सीमा मल्होत्रा

Representative from the NGO

एनजीओ से प्रतिनिधि

Dr. Yuki Azad

डॉ. यूकी आज़ाद

Faculty Representative

संकाय प्रतिनिधि

Dr. Ruchira Das
डॉ. रुचिरा दास

Faculty Representative

संकाय प्रतिनिधि

Dr. K. Geeta
डॉ कुमारी गीता

Faculty Representative
संकाय प्रतिनिधि

Ms. Bimla
श्री बिमला 

Non-Teaching Representative
गैर-शैक्षणिक प्रतिनिधि

Mr Mukesh Kumar
श्री मुकेश कुमार

Non-Teaching Representative
गैर-शैक्षणिक प्रतिनिधि

Elected Member of Student Council 

विद्यार्थी परिषद के निर्वाचित सदस्य

Student Representative
छात्र प्रतिनिधि

Elected Member of Student Council
विद्यार्थी परिषद के निर्वाचित सदस्य

Student Representative
छात्र प्रतिनिधि

Elected Member of Student Council
विद्यार्थी परिषद के निर्वाचित सदस्य

Student Representative
छात्र प्रतिनिधि

In case you think you are facing harassment, send a mail to icc@ihe.du.ac.in or poonam.magu@ihe.du.ac.in
Your complaint will be kept strictly confidential.
Complaints on a plain paper addressed to the Presiding Officer may also be given to PA to Director.

For additional information on the Act, refer to the following:

Statutory Provisions:

S.NO.

Title 

PDF

1

The Sexual Harassment Of Women at Workplace
(Prevention, Prohibition and  Redressal) ACT, 2013

2

Handbook On Sexual Harassment Of woman At Workplace  

3

UGC Regulations On Sexual Harrassment 2015

Enrichment and Empowerment

The college/institute is dedicated to empowering girl students to play a role in the development of the country. We see our students as equal partners in the country’s professional, intellectual, and capacity-building initiatives. While being firmly grounded in our culture’s customs and traditions, the college endeavours to equip them to meet the challenges of an increasingly globalised world. We hope to assist young women in becoming independent, critical thinkers, and compassionate individuals. The college is committed to providing young women the information, abilities, opportunities, and resources they need to exercise their rights, make educated decisions, and actively engage in society at large. It is about giving women the tools they need to live lives of dignity, agency, and self-determination.

Events organised on women and gender issues

The college organises several events that focus on gender-based issues including workshops, seminars and talks by eminent personalities. Student bodies and societies also organise events and present performances that aim to create awareness on women’s issues. Some of the newer initiatives include a menstrual health society (Maitri), and a mental health society (Urja). 

Year

Name of the workshop/ seminar

Name of Department

2021-2022

Stand Up against Street Harassment

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2021-2022

Rise in domestic violence amidst lockdown

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2021-2022

Laws every woman should know

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2020-21

Gender and Media

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2020-21

Bystander Training against Street Harassment

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2020-2021

Quiz on 'Empowered women and their contribution in society' as part of celebration of International Women's Day

National Service Scheme

2020-2021

Online symposium on 'Inspirational stories of woman around us: Women and the quest for freedom in Independent India' as part of celebration of International Women's Day

National Service Scheme

2020-2021

Walkathon at JLN stadium as part of celebration of International Women's Day

National Service Scheme

2020-2021

Webinar on 'Women's health and menstrual hygiene'

National Service Scheme

2020-2021

Activities such as mandala making, doodling and painting on the theme My voice for equal future' as part of celebrations of International Girl Child Day

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2020-2021

Webinar on 'Let's manage PCOS' 

National Service Scheme

2020-2021

Webinar Series on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, SAMA Resource Group for Women and Health

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2020-2021

Who does our body belong to? Body acceptance, privilege and liberation by Unmute Files

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2020-2021

Dialogues with women: Narratives of Professional and Personal Journeys Career Guidance & Mentoring Session in Collaboration with IQAC

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2019-2020

Professional Networking Communication in collaboration with The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women

Resource Management and Design Application, Home Science

2019-2020

Journey towards being a women entrepreneur- 

Resource Management and Design Application, Home Science

2019-2020

Workshop on Lockdown Bites: Redefining Gender Roles by Dr. Mallika Basu, Gender Analyst. The workshop was an attempt to redefine the gender roles in the society.

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2019-2020

Webinar on Surrogacy in India, its prevalence and concerns

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2019-2020

Webinar of Disability and Sexuality organised by TARSHI

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2019-2020

Breakthrough Youth Conclave: The Flip

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2019-20

Student Mentoring Workshops By Sem 6 Hons Students for IHE Students on

  • Sexual harassment in Public Spaces

  • Gender Based Violence

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2019-20

Male Gaze in Indian Cinema

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2018-2019

Training programme on ‘Opportunity and Challenges in Digital Literacy: Assessing the Impact of Digital Literacy’.

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2018-2019

Workshop and counseling session in Hindi on 'Imparting Nutrition and Mental Health Education'

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2018-2019

Session on 'Nutrition and Health Education' 

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2018-2019

Oh Girl, you got an answer! Decoding gender with Dr. Veenu Kakar

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-2018

Violence against women, a talk by Meera Khanna

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2017-2018

Workshop on Gender constructs

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-2018

Workshop on Self and Sexuality

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-2018

Understanding Reproductive Health in association with Tarshi

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-2018

Workshop on Gender and Diversity by Pavell, Nazariya

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-2018

One-day consultation workshop on ‘Mapping the vulnerability of women in India to climate’ change under the Project entitled ‘Mapping the Vulnerability of Women in

India to Climate Change at the sub-National Scale’. As part of India’s Third National Communication (TNC) to the UNFCCC funded by (MOEFCC), Government of India

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2017-18

Gender concerns in the middle school and Sexuality, Speaker - Tarshi. To make sense of the issues faced in middle school and finding conceptual strategies and tools to engage with adolescents

Department of Elementary Education

2017-18

Reproductive and Sexual Health

Department of Elementary Education

2017-18

Workshop on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace

Internal Complaints Committee

2017-18

Workshop on film making on gender sensitive issues (equality, rights of women, choice of career, gender bias, breaking gender stereotypes)

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-18

Capacity building of female farmers in climate-smart agriculture’

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2017-18

Training programme on ‘Climate and Gender Smart Agricultural Practices’

Development Communication Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2017-18

Talking about Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues, Street play on gender issues

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-18

Launching of Mental Health Society- 'VOICES' to promote awareness and initiate conversation around issues of mental health 

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2017-18

‘Women Entrepreneurs: Developing Entrepreneurial Skills’ Resource Management and Design Application

Resource Management and Design Application, Home Science

2016-2017

Annual department Academic Festival 'Gender Mela'

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2016-2017

Project Safety Pin in collaboration with Breakthrough and Delhi Police

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

2016-2017

Workshop on Gender and Feminism 

Human Development and Childhood Studies, Home Science

Student activities on gender

In the college, students are equal participants in ensuring the institute’s commitment to promote gender sensitivity. Clubs and societies run by students focus on raising awareness on gender related issues by enabling students an interface with ground realities. This is achieved through organisation of community outreach programs, and through gender sensitization activities such as poster making competitions, film making on gender issues, street plays, theatre etc. 

  • Maitri, the menstrual health society, addresses the taboos and stigma associated with menstruation and enables students to communicate and open up with family/peers about menstruation-related challenges
  • Since its inception has organised various events such as reel making competition on themes of menstrual hygiene, taboos related to menstruation, safe disposal of sanitary pads and a healthy lifestyle during menstruation; workshop on using storytelling as a medium for awareness on menstrual health and hygiene and reproductive health issues
  • Has also initiated conversations by organising interactive talk on awareness about PCOD and PCOS and a a poster-making competition on topics such as Menstrual Hygiene, Safe Disposal of Sanitary Pads, Happy Periods, Alternatives to Sanitary Pads, and Breaking The taboo around Menstruation
  • Focused on community involvement through organising newspaper donation drive and visit to the NGO Goonj, to learn about the production of environment friendly sanitary pads from cloth and other materials donated by communities and organizations
  • Student theatre society, Navrang, widening the scope of gender sensitisation through its production on the plight of male rape survivors. The production was aimed to display the shame, disgust and reluctance the victims feel and the manner in which society can contribute in helping them cope and has gained recognition at BITS Pilani, Delhi College of Arts and Commerce, Bharat Rang Mahotsav and others. 
  • Fashion society, Poise leads a dialogue on the issue of dowry in India through their annual production, aimed to convey the harm done by the age-old practice of dowry, leading to financial burden on families with girls, domestic violence and even dowry related deaths.
  • Shakti Sangam, an event by Rotaract club of Activa Delhi highlighted the concept of women empowerment and featured a variety of competitions, inviting participants from diverse fields of talent, including dance, Nukkad Natak, singing, poetry, and fashion shows addressing critical issues such as rape, physical assault, and discrimination against women
  • North East Students’ Association, NESA, portrayed empowerment of women of North East through their fashion show as part of the Shakti Sangam event
  • Entrepreneurship society, Enactus, initiated Project Ahar: Nourishment Ki Nayi Pehchan aimed at providing nutritious whey protein beverages to malnourished individuals and creating women entrepreneurs

Concerted focus on gender in research

Research enables individuals to immerse themselves in a discipline. It also allows one to capture field realities. With this aim, our students and faculty have continually engaged themselves in research focused on women and gender issues. Some such areas of research are women and their representation and role in sports, media, law, healthcare, nutrition, education and textiles. Research has been focused on both rural and urban women and the issues that confront them. 

Research is undertaken at the undergraduate level, postgraduate level and doctoral level. Many faculty projects also focus on the issues of young girls and women.

Faculty Research Projects

Name of Project

Name of faculty

Year

Agency/ organisation/department

Student involvement

Climate and gender smart agricultural practices: capacity enhancement of rural women

Dr Savita Aggarwal

July 2015-June 2018

University Grants Commission

Quantitative and qualitative data collection, training women in climate smart agriculture

Opportunities and challenges in Digital literacy: Assessing the impact of digital literacy training on empowering urban poor women

Dr Savita Aggarwal

Nov 2017-Feb 2019

Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI

Training of 100 women in digital literacy in gender resource centers in Delhi

Mapping the vulnerability of women in India to climate change at the sub-national scale

Dr Savita Aggarwal

Nov 2017-Dec 2020

MOEFCC, GOI

Data collection in areas housing urban poor women

Addressing Critical Failures in Infant and Young Child Nutrition in South Asia: IYCN Challenges faced by working women in Urban Areas 

Dr. Seema Puri

-

South Asian Infant Feeding and Research Network (SAIFRN) and World Bank. SAFANSI 

-

Doctoral Research

Year

Research Title

Student name

Supervisor name

Awarded 2024

Climate and gender smart agriculture: capacity enhancement of women

Akanksha Upadhyay

Dr Savita Aggarwal, Dr Geeta Punhani

Awarded 2023

Effectiveness of ICT enabled maternal and child health program from the user's perspective in rural India: Impact of digital literacy training

Akshima Sharma

Dr Savita Aggarwal, Dr Geeta Punhani

Awarded 2021

Influence of maternal, household and community factors on birth weight: A comparison between rural and urban poor resource communities of Delhi

Kavita Singh

Prof. Geeta Chopra, Dr. Seema Puri

Postgraduate Research

Year

Research Title

Student name

Supervisor name

Department

2024

Effect of live streaming on middle-aged women for purchase of clothing items

Shreya Bhola

Dr. Jyoti Aggarwal

Fabric and Apparel Science, Home Science

2024

Food purchasing patterns during school hours of adolescent girls studying in Government schools of Delhi NCR  

Priyanka Dewan

Prof. Bani T Aeri

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2024

Food Addiction among college-going girls of Delhi-NCR 

Vidhi Ratawal

Ms. Archana Bhagat

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2024

Assessment of food choices and preferences of college going girls during their menstrual cycles 

Tuba Qureshi

Dr. Tahreem Kausar

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science

2023

Impact of a social media-based nutrition intervention on eating behaviour of urban young women, aged 18-30 years, in Delhi NCR

Kusum Deshmukh

Dr. Seema Puri

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2023

Influence of Birth Companionship on Early Breastfeeding Practices of Nulliparous Mothers Residing in Urban Areas of Delhi

Anika Kankane

Dr. Vandana Sabharwal

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2023

Effectiveness of a social media intervention for nutrition communication: A study among urban women, aged 30 -45 years, in Delhi NCR  

Shweta

Dr. Seema Puri

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2022

Development of women’s wear khadi kurtis inspired from Mughal heritage

Poonam Maurya 

Dr. Bhupinder Kaur

Fabric and Apparel Science, Home Science

2022

Assessment of knowledge, attitude and practices regarding food label reading habits of working and nonworking women

Lata Mehta

Dr. K. Geeta

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2022

Body satisfaction and its relationship with dietary practices and lifestyle patterns among middle-aged women in Odisha

Reetika Hura

Dr. Shipra Gupta

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2022

Knowledge, attitude, and practices regarding organic foods among unemployed and gainfully employed middle-aged women in Delhi-NCR

Simran Sankla

Dr. Priya Dangi Malik

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2021

Assessment of Household and Neighbourhood Retail Food Environment- A Study Among Adult Women Residing in Urban Areas of Ludhiana

Roshini Rana

Dr. Vandana Sabharwal

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2021

Dietary diversity, meal pattern and lifestyle behaviours of diabetic and non-diabetic middle-aged women before and during COVID 19 pandemic

Ruchi Wadhwa

Dr. Kumari Geeta

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2021

Knowledge, Attitude and Practices Related to Food Wastage among Men and Women

Shailly Jain

Dr. Shipra Gupta

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2021

Assessment of the consumption of processed and ultra-processed foods by young college going girls: An exploratory study 

Kalpana Yadav

Dr. Geeta Trilok Kumar

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science

2021

Dietary diversity among Government school girls (10-12 years old) in urban and rural areas 

Rashi Bhuraria

Dr. Vidhu Yadav, Dr. Seema Puri

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2020

Assessment of preconception health care knowledge, attitude and practices of women in South Delhi

Amrita

Dr. Kumari Geeta

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2020

Influence of Women Empowerment on Maternal And Child Nutritional Status- A Study Among Working Women Residing in Urban Slums of Delhi

Avani Verma

Dr. Vandana Sabharwal

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2020

A Content Analysis of Food Related Television Advertisements Aimed at Children and Women: A Pilot Study in Delhi

Barkha

Dr. Seema Puri, Dr. Renu Arora

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2019

A Study on Nutritional status and quality of life of post-menopausal women residing in urban areas of Delhi

Akansha Chand

Dr. Vandana Sabharwal

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2019

Assessment of prenatal depression among women of lower socio-economic strata & it’s impact on pregnancy outcome - an exploratory study

Palak Mahajan

Dr. Bani Tamber Aeri

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2019

Assessment of protein intake, knowledge, attitude and practices (kap) related to protein intake of college going girls of Gurgaon, Haryana

Rashi Saini

Ms. Deepshikha Kataria

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2018

Effect of Seasonality on the Dietary Diversity Pattern of Women and Young Children Residing in Urban Slums of Delhi

Anjali Bhardwaj

Dr. Vandana Sabharwal

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2018

Micronutrient adequacy of vegetarian diets consumed by urban adolescent girls

Jyoti

Dr. Kumari Geeta

Dr. Kumari Geeta

2017

Diet and physical activity profile of college going young women (18 -24 years) in Delhi: An exploratory study

Riya Gupta

Dr. Seema Puri

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2017

Knowledge and behaviour of women in the reproductive age group regarding prevention of osteoporosis

Sangeeta Yadav

Dr. Bani Tamber Aeri

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2017

Assessment of health and nutrition promoting lifestyle behaviour of Adolescent Girls under SABLA scheme

Ridhima Kapoor

Dr. Kumari Geeta

Food & Nutrition and Food Technology, Home Science 

2017

Effect of Visual and Print Media on Clothing Preference of College Going Girls

Hardik Jindal

Dr. Jyoti Aggarwal

Fabric and Apparel Science, Home Science

Undergraduate Research

Year

Project Title

Student name

Supervisor name

Department

2023-24

Gender segregation in school settings

Taheera

Ms. Deepti Saini

Elementary Education 

Gender stereotypes among students

Tanvi

Ms. Kavita Rani

Elementary Education

Gender representation in science textbook of class 8 and classroom

Unnati

Prof. Nidhi Gulati

Elementary Education

Gender representation in EVS textbook

Sneha

Prof. Nidhi Gulati

Elementary Education

The impact of caregiving responsibilities on girls' education and childhood development

Mitali Sejwal

Prof. Jyoti Dalal

Elementary Education

2022-23

School experiences and construction of identity in primary school boys

Pooja Meena

Ms. Deepti Saini

Elementary Education

Understanding the dynamics of physical education in primary grades through the lens of gender

Bipasha Bharti, Chetna Chowdhary & Riya 

Prof. Nidhi Gulati

Elementary Education

Gender: roles and stereotypes( is incomplete) 

Priyanka

Elementary Education

A study of differences in perception of youth and adults towards the need for Censor Board in India

Anshika Mishra

Bhumika Chahar

Riya Bhateja

Saniya Naaz

Shweta

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

OTT vs. theater: Preferences of audience of different age groups

Priti Rani, Dimple Kakkar, Divya Bharadwaj

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

A study of impact of CUET on performance pressure on students

Muskan Pal, Anshika Panchal, Eshani Nathani, Anshika Singh, Muskan Bhalla

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

Study on Awareness & usage of menstrual hygiene practices among college students in Delhi

Khushi, Neerja T., Mimansha Mishra, Nishita Singh

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2021-22

Why is a Boy's Education more important than Girl's Education?

Trishna Kashyap

Dr. Alan Bosco

Elementary Education 

Does online education affect girls' education?

Varsha Rani

Dr. Suneeta Mishra

Elementary Education 

2020-21

Manifestation of Gender in Indian Classrooms

Wajiha

Dr. Ritesh Tomar

Elementary Education 

Social media consumption habIts of college going girls

Shivani, Anubharti, Sonu, Chandni

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

Perception and preferences of middle class families in consuming entertainment: OTT vs. television

Khushi Gupta, Aanchal Tiwari, Nishtha Sharma, Monishka

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

Economic Impact of pandemic related Lockdown on middle class families

Aashi Bhardwaj, Dimple Adlakha, Shilpi Jha, Shreya Kaul

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

Effect on online teaching learning on academic performance of college going girls

Indu, Aanchal, Prarthana

Dr. Savita Aggarwal

Development Communication, Extension and Journalism, Home Science 

2019-20

Gender Taboos in Classroom

Ranu

Prof. Nidhi Gulati

Elementary Education 

Gender stereotypes in primary class and its impact on child development

Manisha

Dr. Alan Bosco

Elementary Education