‘Gender’ is a socio-cultural term referring socially defined roles and behaviours assigned to ‘males’ and ‘females’ in a given society; whereas, the term ‘sex’ is a biological and physiological phenomenon which defines man and woman. In its social, historical and cultural aspects, gender is a function of power relationship between men and women where men are considered superior to women. Therefore, gender may be understood as a man-made concept, while ‘sex’ is natural or biological characteristics of human beings.
The main objective of these workshops is to foster gender equality and understanding the gender construction. The workshops were conducted in Guwahati, Shillong, Tripura and Kokrajhar.
Here are some pictures of the capacity building workshops