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Centre for Women Development

About CWD

The Centre for Women Development was set up in the year 2007. Its main objective is to assist women to realize their full potential and exercise their active influence on society and its transformation. It also aims to provide and maintain a dignified, amiable working environment for women employees (including teaching, non-teaching and Administrative staffs) and female students, where they can work, study and explore their potential to the fullest. It also puts an effort to prevent and discourage the occurrence of any act of harassment, including sexual harassment and to provide the procedure for redressal, grievance settlement or prosecution of acts by taking necessary steps to promote well being of the female students, Teaching and Non- teaching women staff of the college.

Vision

Strengthening and nurturing the young women into responsible individuals and to empower them to face the challenges of a society.

Mission

To create awareness of feminine potential, sensitize them on gender issues and to create harmonious environment for women on campus.

Objectives

  • To empower women socially by overcoming cultural, social & religious barriers and make them self-reliant.
  • To develop multidisciplinary approach for the overall personality development of women.
  • To focuses on gender-sensitization in the organization which aims at creating a harmonious environment for women on campus.
  • To assert the importance of spiritual, economic, social, racial and gender equality.
  • To create legal awareness and to provide guidance towards Women Issues and Women Welfare Laws.
  • To sensitize the women about their individual growth like nutrition, health, hygiene and sanitation
  • To inculcate Skill development programs like two wheeler driving, home appliances repairing and computer training

Role and Functions:

  • To create awareness of sexual harassment through guest lectures
  • To ensure protection of girls/women from sexual harassment studying/working in the premises
  • To redress the cases of sexual harassment if any
  • To enforce disciplinary framework for students
  • To organize workshops, seminars and talks to convey the message of Gender Equality (Gender Sensitization Workshops)
  • To organize the gender awareness through posters/slogans/essay competition/screening of films/street plays
  • To organize the programs with other associations of the college such as Students council, Cultural Association, etc.
  • To enforce the Involvement of men through discussions to create a gender sensitive environment
  • Organizing Health care & Nutrition related camps in the Institute
  • Tackle crime against women. More sessions on tackling, eve-teasing, dowries, domestic violence, female feticide etc.
  • To invite women Doctors, Advocates, Industrialists speakers to motivate the female students and women staff members

Committee Members


Dr. M. Meenakshi Saratha Professor, Department of Commerce (PA) Convenor
Ms. N. Renuga Devi Asst. Professor, Department of Commerce (CA) Member
Ms. V. Shobana Asst. Professor, Department of Computer Science Member
Ms. Kanchana Asst. Professor, Department of English Member
Ms. Renuga devi Asst. Professor, Department of Mathematics Member
Ms. Malar selvi Asst. Professor, Department of Tamil Member
Ms. Kirthika Asst. Professor, Department of Commerce (IT) Member
Ms. S. Maheshwari Asst. Professor, Dept of PG and Research in CS Member

Activities

S.No DATE EVENT TOPIC RESOURCE PERSON BENEFICIARIES
Academic Year 2015-2016
01. 04.08.2015 Pre Marital Guidance Programme Uravukku Uyir Koduppom Mr. A. Rathinaswamy,
Founder & Chief Mentor, Youth Help Foundation

Dr. K. Harini MD(O&G),
Consultant Gynaecologist & Infertility Specialist, KTVR Group Hospitals

Dr. K. Selvarajan MS MCh,
Consultant & Paediatric Surgeon
III UG women students
02. 16.09.2015 Interactive Session Gender Sensitivity Dr. Zenetta Rosaline,
Director/ Professor

Dr. Kamalaveni,
Assistant Professor, Department of Women studies, Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore
III Year UG and I PG students
03. 08.01.2016 Workshop Self – Defense Training to Women Students Mr. D. Sivakumar,
Advocate & Trustee, Aram Foundations Charitable Trust, Coimbatore
II Year and III Year UG Women Students
04. 09.01.2016 Yoga Programme Valama Valkaiku Isha Kiriya Mr. R. Krishna Kumar,
Ishanga, Isha Foundations, Coimbatore
Non- teachning Staffs
Academic Year 2014-2015
01. 27.06.2014 Orientation Orientation Programme on Fitness for Women students Mr. M. Honey,
Director of Hopin Dance and Fitness studio
II Year women students
02. 14.08.2014 Orientation Orientation Programme on Zumba dance Mr. M. Honey,
Director of Hopin Dance and Fitness studio
I & III Year women students
03. 27.01.2015 Guest Lecture Life style Modification for a Better Tomorrow Dr. Tamilarasi Subramaniam MD., DGO
Professor in Gynaecology, KMCRET, Coimbatore
III Year Women Students
04. 05.03.2015 International Women’s Day Celebration Women Empowerment and Entrepreneur Dr. G.P. Godhanavalli,
Student and family counselor, "Women's Help Line" Kaakum Karangal, CBE city Police, Coimbatore District Family Court.
III Year Women Students
05. 10.03.2015 Guest Lecture Sexual Harassment Mrs. R. Ambika,
District Social Welfare Officer, Coimbatore District
III Year Women Students
Academic Year 2012-2013
01. 13.2.2013 Progamme on Values of Family Relationships Women and Women Laws Strengthening the family bonds Childs's Growth and Development Ms. R. Thenmozhi,
Advocate.

Dr. C. Priyadharshini
Department of Tamil, Avinashilingam University for Women Dr. S. Kowsalya,Department of Food Science and Nutrition,Avinashilingam University for Women
Women Students
Academic Year 2011-2012
01. 04.02.2012 Guest Lecture Women and Culture Dr. P. R. Muthuswamy,
Principal, Dr. N.G.P Arts and Science College, Coimbatore.
III Year Women Students
02. 08.03.2012 International Women’s Day Role of Women in Social Development Dr. M. Renuka
Assistant Professor in Tamil, NSS Programme Officer, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, Coimbatore
III year Women Students

Active Participation of Women Students and Teachers

S.No DATE STUDENT NAME Event Venue
Academic Year 2015-2016
01. 18.09.2007 L.Priyadarsiny,
L.Sandhya,
R. Surekha
T. Vasumathi of II M.Com (IB)
One day Seminar on “COUNTERING GENDER VIOLENCE” Centre for Women’s Studies of Bharathiar University.
02. 30.10.2007 & 31.10.2007 Anisha P.S.II M.Sc. Microbiology Presented a paper on “IMPACT OF HIV/AIDS ON INDIAN WOMEN” at District Level Seminar on WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS: A GLOBAL CONCERN Centre for Women’s Studies of Avinashilingam University
03. 30.10.2007 & 31.10.2007 Sangeetha A.N. III B.Sc., Microbiology Presented a paper on “CONSTRAINTS ENCOUNTERED IN IMPLEMENTING THE INTERVENTIONAL EFFORTS TO PREVENT HIV/AIDS” at District Level Seminar on WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS: A GLOBAL CONCERN Centre for Women’s Studies of Avinashilingam University
04. 30.10.2007 & 31.10.2007 Sudha Mankayarkarasi V. III B.Sc. Microbiology Presented a paper on “FACTORS INCREASING THE PREVALENCE OF HIV/AIDS AMONG WOMEN AND CHILDREN” at District Level Seminar on WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS: A GLOBAL CONCERN Centre for Women’s Studies of Avinashilingam University
05. 30.10.2007 & 31.10.2007 Megha P.U., II B.Sc. Microbiology Presented a paper on “STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTING THE OCCURRENCE OF AIDS IN INDIAN WOMEN” at District Level Seminar on WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS: A GLOBAL CONCERN Centre for Women’s Studies of Avinashilingam University
06. 30.10.2007 & 31.10.2007 Dr.S.S. Sudha,
Head, Department of Microbiology

Mrs. S. Gowri,
Head, Department of International Business
Presented a paper on “IMPACT OF HIV / AIDS ON INDIAN WOMEN” at District Level Seminar on WOMEN AND HIV/AIDS: A GLOBAL CONCERN Centre for Women’s Studies of Avinashilingam University