Unit I: Gender Roles
1.1 Patriarchy, feminism and gender.
1.2 Meaning of gender roles, influences of gender roles.
1.3 Gender bias, trans- gender, gender stereotyping.
Unit II: Women Empowerment
2.1 Women empowerment – concept, meaning and need.
2.2 Policy initiatives relating to women empowerment-schemes and programmes relating to various commissions and committees.
Unit III: Gender and Education
3.1 Gender Identities and Socialisation practices in- family, schools.
3.2 Girls education- issues of access, retention and exclusion-National Policy Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.
3.3 Violence against women- Family, school, work place and media (print and electronic)
Unit IV: Elimination of Gender Disparity
4.1 Gender disparity and Curriculum-role of Co-Education in eliminating gender disparity.
4.2 Teacher as an agent of change in eliminating gender disparity and gender In-equality.
4.3 Role of society, family, school, counselors,women and Child Welfare Department and Media.
Unit V: Gender Equality - Issues and Challenges
5.1 Indian Constitutional Provisions relating to women; Violence against women - female infanticide, human trafficking.
5.2 Legal provisions relating to protection of rights of women. Role of UNO.
5.3 Institutions for redressal of sexual harassment and abuse