Women’s Development Cell is a vibrant and incessantly active initiative of Shri Ram College of Commerce. It officially commemorated its journey on 16th October 2015 with the graceful presence and inspiring words of Honourable Prof. Jaya Tyagi, Director, Women’s’ Studies and Development Centre, Delhi University and Prof Susheela Kaushik, Former Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Delhi University and Co-chairman, Committee on UGC Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education. The need for quantification of household contribution by women, inclusion of household chores in GDP and Gender Auditing were some of the pressing issues which were emphasised by the chief guests followed by a signature drive where students penned down their insightful thoughts about women’s development issues like sexual harassment, domestic violence, Female foeticide, trafficking etc.
The New Year began with a step towards a stronger image of women. On 9th February 2016, WDC hosted an enlightening discussion, “UNCUT: BREAKING STEREOTYPES” on stereotypical image of women wherein faculty and students shared their schooled thoughts and experiences.
The most highlighted event of the session was the street play by Asmita theatre group, titled: “DASTAK” on 5th March 2016 which accentuated atrocities against women. Performance of the artists gave goosebumps to the crowd and made everyone question on very existence of a “fair” society.
On 18th March 2016, a workshop on “REALISE YOUR DREAMS” was organised, which was graced by Ms. Jyoti Gulati, Founder and CEO, Mums at Work. Workshop was acknowledged as a Flagship programme wherein Ms Jyoti incentivized students to follow their dreams and solved their queries.