The MZU Gender Champions in Mizoram University was set up on 7th September 2015 by the Vice Chancellor Prof R. Lalthantluanga, vide letter 2/1/2011-EOC/2996-01 dated 7th September, 2015 .
The following are the Nodal Teachers –
1) Prof. Margaret L. Pachuau, Dept. of English; Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Dr. John Zothanzama, Asst. Prof. Dept.of Environmental Science; Email- email@example.com
About Gender Champions:
The Ministry of Women and Child Development (www.wcd.nic.in) has issued Guidelines for engagement of Gender Champions by schools and colleges across the country.
Gender Champions are envisaged as responsible leaders who will facilitate an enabling environment within their schools/colleges/academic institutions where girls are treated with dignity and respect. Gender Champions can be both boys and girls above 16 years of age enrolled in educational institutions. They will strengthen the potential of young girls and boys to advocate for gender equality and monitor progress towards gender justice.
The broad mandate of Gender Champions is to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the social and cultural constructs of gender that shape the experiences of women and men in society. The aim is to make young boys and girls gender sensitive and create positive social norms that value the girls and their rights.
Gender Champion Clubs are envisaged in educational institutions. These clubs can organize focused group discussions, debates, poster competitions, thematic plays, workshops etc., identifying gaps in school/college’s activities vis-à-vis gender, and make recommendations on how to address these gaps. The Gender Champions Club can organize school’s annual function or college fest on the theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment and encourage students to sign up and express their support for gender justice and equality. They can organize exposure visits to various public service institutions at the village, block, district and city level (public health centers, hospitals, post offices, banks, police stations, block office, SDM/DM office to facilitate knowledge about gender issues as they affect diverse populations.
Roles and Responsibilities of a Gender Champion:
The responsibilities of the Gender Champion will include the following:
i. Provide overall guidance to the peer group in integrating /mainstreaming gender in all activities of the Institution in the form of focused group discussions, debates, poster competitions etc.
ii. Engage a variety of stakeholders from the school, college, civil society organizations, women’s groups and media in gender mainstreaming activities.
iii. Identify gaps in school/college’s activities vis-à-vis gender, and make recommendations on how to address these gaps, e.g., observe classrooms to detect bias in interactions
iv. Promote Gender Champion Club in their educational institutions and undertake innovative activities, like creating a website or blog on gender equity and regularly writing an equity column on issues on, e.g. untold stories of extraordinary men and women who changed lives of women and girls, about enabling legislations, government schemes or about finding a new Gender Champion in his/her educational institution, or competitions to analyze greeting cards from gender perspective, organize film fest on gender equity etc.
v. Organize awareness programmes on various gender issues including legislations to influence behaviour change. This could be facilitated through workshops, theme based plays, films, painting competition, etc.
vi. Organize the school annual function or the college fest on theme of gender equality and women’s empowerment and encourage students to sign up and express their support for gender justice and equality in attractively designed Gender Champion booths.
vii. Organize exposure visits to various public service institutions at the village, block, district and city level (public health centres, hospitals, post offices, banks, police stations, block office, SDM/DM office) to facilitate knowledge about gender issues as they affect diverse populations.
viii. Popularize phone numbers of such services as police helpline, women helpline, hospitals among students.
ix. Arrange for providing necessary life skill education and information/guidance about existing public services to their fellow students.
x. Demonstrate knowledge of important Government schemes, events, legislation, and court rulings which has a major impact on the treatment and experiences of diverse groups.
xi. Document best practices to measure the extent of behavior change and display the same through exhibitions, fests, annual magazines etc.
List of MZU Gender Champions (2014-16)
|Name of the School||Name of the Department||Sl no||Gender Champion||Sex: M/F||Academic Semester /Program|
|School of Earth Sciences & Natural Resources Management||Environmental Sciences||1||Manzamawii||F||PhD|
|2||Jeffrey Lalmuanawma Hlondo||M||Semester II|
|3||Irene Lalnipari Sellate||F||Semester II|
|4||Albert Lalnunsanga||M||Semester IV|
|5||C. Zohmingsangi||F||Semester IV|
|Forestry||6||Pujam Devanda Singh||M||Semester II|
|7||Bania Raplang Syiemiong||M||Semester II|
|8||Keendlu Pul||F||Semester II|
|Geography & Resource Management||10||Lalrempuii Pachuau||F||SemesterII|
|12||C. Lalhmangaihzuala||F||Semester II|
|13||Vanlalhmachhuana Ralte||M||Semester II|
|Geology||14||Ronnie Lalrinawma||M||Semester IV|
|16||Annie Zorinpuii||F||Semester IV|
|17||Malsawmtluangi Pachuau||F||Semester II|
|18||Biti Soren||F||Semester II|
|School of Economics, Management &Information Sciences||Commerce||19||Lalchhantluangi||F||Semester II|
|Library & Information Science||21||Samuel Vanlalpeka||M||Semester II|
|23||Lalruatdiki Vanchhawng||F||Semester II|
|Mass Communication||26||Amelia Lalremdiki||F||Semester II|
|28||Rahul Lohar||M||Semester II|
|29||V.L. Chhanchhuahi Fanai||F||Semester II|
|31||A.Judithy Benonai||F||Semester II|
|School of Education and Humanities||English||32||Esther Ramfangzaui||F||Semester I|
|33||L H. Lalrinsanga||M||Semester II|
|34||PC. Lalrinzuali||F||Semester IV|
|35||C. Lalremruati||F||Semester IV|
|36||Debbie Lalremruati||F||Semester IV|
|School of Engineering & Technology||Civil Engineering||38||F. Lalngaihsaka||M||Semester II|
|Computer Engineering||40||Ashish Upadhyaya||M||Semester VII|
|41||Annie Devi||F||Semester VII|
|42||Nikita Makharia||F||Semester III|
|43||Anurag Ratna||M||Semester III|
|44||Issac Lallawmkima||M||Semester I|
|45||Pallovi Adhikari||F||Semester I|
|Electronic and Communication Engineering||46||Khandekar Safat Hossain||M||Semester VI|
|47||Harshada Kumari Singh||F||Semester VI|
|Electrical Engineering||48||Kanishka Raj||M||Semester IV|
|Information Technology||49||Anshu Kumari||F||Semester IV|
|50||Shiv NathYadav||M||Semester IV|
|52||Mayank Pandey||M||Semester IV|
|53||Gita Chakma||F||Semester IV|
|54||Mayank Srivastava||M||Semester IV|
|School of Life Sciences||Biotechnology||56||Andrew Vanlallawma||M||Semester IV|
|57||Mary Vanlalhruaii Tonsing||F||Semester IV|
|58||P C Lalnunsanga||M||Semester II|
|59||Judy Lalchhanhimi||F||Semester II|
|Botany||60||R. Vanlalenkawli||F||Semester II|
|61||Abhijeet Mahana||M||Semester II|
|63||V L. Malsawmi||F||Semester II|
|Zoology||65||C. Lalremsanga||M||Semester II|
|66||Priyanka Baruah||F||Semester II|
|67||Freddy Lalrinpuia||M||Semester II|
|68||C. Lalremruata||M||Semester II|
|69||C. Lalmuansangi||F||Semester II|
|70||Annie Vanlalruati||F||Semester II|
|School of Physical Sciences||Chemistry||71||Annie Zorempuii||F||Semester IV|
|72||Lalrohlupuii Vuite||F||Semester II|
|73||Shikha Baruah||F||Semester II|
|74||Laltlanhlua Zadeng||M||Semester II|
|Mathematics &Computer Science||75||Subratha Chakma||M||Semester II|
|76||P C. Lallawmawma||M||Semester II|
|School of Social Sciences||History||78||C. Rinchhuanpuii||M||Semester IV|
|79||Sushma Rai||F||Semester IV|
|Political Science||81||Jerry Lalmuansanga||M||Semester IV|
|82||Moses LalfakawmaTlau||M||Semester IV|
|84||Jessie Lalmuanawmi||F||Semester IV|
|85||C Vanlalzuata||M||Semester II|
|86||Laltluangliana Khiangte||M||Semester II|
|88||Loreta Lalruatpuii||F||Semester II|
|Social Work||89||Lalchhuansangi Khiangte||F||Ph. D.|
|90||Dominic Laldawngliana||M||Semester II|
|91||Rebecca Malsawmthangi||F||Semester II|