Gender sensitive education can eradicate inequality: study

The report is based on a study conducted in 80 schools of Ranchi and Khunti districts of Jharkhand.

Gender equality education is necessary in educational institutions to abolish gender inequality, a study claims to have proven. The study was conducted in Jharkhand where, after such education, almost one-fourth of female students came out to support fellow female students witnessing violence.

The report has been published by the Gender Equity Movement in Schools (GEMS). The report is based on a study conducted in 80 schools of Ranchi and Khunti districts of Jharkhand.

The study found that after a period of only three months of educating girls about gender sensitivity, about 71.5 per cent students protested and/or reported to their teachers or parents, any type of physical violence against them, as compared to 47.9 per cent students earlier.

The study says before the study was conducted, 18 per cent students used to either remain mute spectators or enjoy the physical violence against other girl students, but post-gender sensitisation, this number has reduced to 13.4 per cent.