01-MAY-2019: Prof Purnima Singh delivers extension lecture
Aligarh, May 1: On the United Nation's Annual Psychology Day, Prof Purnima Singh, (Chairperson, Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Delhi) delivered the university extension lecture on 'The Time is Now: Psychological Contributions to Global Gender Equality' at the conference hall, faculty of social sciences, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in which she emphasised on how psychologists can contribute in promoting gender equality and women empowerment. The department of psychology organised the lecture.
She addressed the challenges in achieving global gender equity, and highlighted research strategies, and programs that encourage, support, and create conditions to accelerate progress towards making gender equality a reality globally.
Discussing steps taken to overcome gender inequality, Prof Purnima emphasized on promoting leadership amongst women.
In the presiding remarks, Prof Anwar Jahan Zuberi (Former Vice Chancellor, Kerala University) pointed out that gender inequality is as much a problem for the educated masses as it is for the lesser educated people.
She spoke on the need of gender groups working in solidarity to let gender equality prevail.
Prof Akbar Husain (Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences) introduced the keynote speaker, Prof Roomana N Siddiqui (Chairperson, department of psychology) delivered the welcome address.
Prof Nisar Ahmad (Chairperson , department of economics) also spoke on the occasion.
The guests released the Psychological Society newsletter, 'Depsypher'.
Shazia Perween proposed the vote of thanks and Rumana Sanam conducted the programme.
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