International Women’s Day Celebration: ‘NAHI means NO’ Workshop at Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur
SPSU celebrating the International Women’s Day organized a workshop ‘NAHI means NO’. NAHI means NO is an online and on-ground sexual assault, harassment and awareness, safety, empowerment and equality campaign. The eminent speakers were Sangeeta Bose Tagore Anand - certified by Emory University for SEE (Social, Emotional & Ethical), Learning - the learning framework conceptualized by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Sunanda Lahiri Kashyap, Afsheen Mulla Kanwar, Anum Mulla, Anil Kumar and Varnak Singh - Krav Maga Experts. The workshop aimed to visually influence, change and empower the mindsets of the younger generation towards a safer future by emphasizing the power of speaking up & saying NO and promoting positive masculinity, empowerment and gender equality messaging and friendship and buddy interventions. The workshop focused on maintaining gender neutrality to avoid isolating either boys or girls. Ms. Anand and team stressed on the contemporary issues such as right over one’s body (right to say No), social conditioning, kinds of abuse, cyber abuse and cleared the myths related to sexual abuses. Through role-plays related to real-life situations the group motivated the students to voice out and verbalize ‘NO’ and speak about ‘the uncomfortable’. The team also demonstrated some self-defense tactics to protect oneself and take care of the emergencies. The students, faculty and administrative staff of the University participated actively in the interesting and interactive session.