Discussing Gender Discrimination in Bihar
Naina Jha conducted a workshop for the girls of Guru Gobind Singh on 24th January. The workshop began with dividing the girls into five groups. Each group was asked to write down problems faced by women in different stages of life which were- from conception till the age of five, school phase, college phase, post marriage and lastly old age.
It was shocking to see the problems revealed by the girls such as female foeticide and discrimination in provision of necessary nutrients. Some girls complained that their brothers were provided with proper milk and more proteins as compared to them. A girl even said that she did not want to be a girl again because of the number of restrictions she faced.
The second and the third group very well explained the concepts of sexual harassment with examples like staring, passing absurd comments, etc. Naina further explained to them other types of sexual harassment and the laws that protect women and girls. She also introduced the concept of FIR and how can one file it.
Lastly, the girls were provided with information regarding their rights as a child.