Gender Champions are envisaged as responsible leaders who will facilitate an enabling environment within their schools/colleges and/academic institutions where girls are treated with dignity and respect. They will strengthen the potential of young girls and boys to advocate for gender equality and monitor progress towards gender justice.
The broad mandate of a Gender Champion is to provide an integrated and interdisciplinary approach to understanding the social and cultural constructions of gender that shape the experiences of women and men in society. The aim is to make the youth gender sensitive and create positive social norms that value the girls and their rights.
Provide overall guidance to the peer group in integrating /mainstreaming gender in all activities of the Institution in the form of focused group discussions, debates, poster competitions etc. Engage a variety of stakeholders from the school, college, civil society organizations, women’s groups and media in gender mainstreaming activities.