UNICEF says gender equality "means that women and men, and girls and boys, enjoy the
same rights, resources, opportunities and protections. It does not require that girls and boys,
or women and men, be the same, or that they be treated exactly alike."
The main goal is to ensure equal opportunities for women and men by encouraging more gender-competent management in research, innovation and decision-making bodies, with a particular focus on educational institutions.
Mar Athanasius College of Engineering (MACE), rooted in the Indian tradition and culture is committed to upholding the principle of gender Equity as enshrined in the Indian Constitution, in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, respecting the dignity of the human individual and the centrality of the human person in the scheme of things, without any discrimination to any gender, providing equal opportunity to all.
The College is committed to ensuring gender equality in all academic and administrative matters including admission, appointments, nominations and elections to decision making and advisory bodies. The College shall adopt the policy of the proportionate inclusion of women in all advisory and decision-making bodies. The College will detect and eliminate with gender sensitivity any kind of practices and customs including the gender- differentiated use of space (e.g., play-grounds) and time (staying back for co-curricular activities, use of libraries) inside the campus and involvement in co-curricular activities. Any type of gender barrier would be identified and removed.
In classes, faculty members could promote working together, fair representations for leadership roles, facilitate impartial participation, gender balance in team projects when possible, promote students meeting with faculty and having open and closed sessions with faculty members of the appropriate gender for related scenarios, complaints and counseling during class hours and at hostels.
The women cell / Faculty advisor/ counselor should interact with students on various gender problems and personal distress to develop the sensitization of students and solve the issues.