Work on making courses gender neutral should be done on priority: CM

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the parts which depict women as inferior in educational courses should be removed immediately. The work of auditing the courses and making them gender neutral should be completed on priority. Along with this, a sense of equality is also necessary in the terminology used for the designation of women officers-employees. In place of female teacher, female principal, similar terminology for men and women like teacher, principal etc. should be used.

Chouhan was addressing the meeting of the Inter-departmental Group formed on Women Empowerment and Child Welfare under Atma-Nirbhar Madhya Pradesh. Home, Jail and Legislative Affairs Minister Narottam Mishra, Tourism, Culture and Spiritual Minister Usha Thakur, Chief Secretary Shri Iqbal Singh Bains, Principal Secretary Women and Child Development Ashok Shah were present in the meeting. Sports, Youth Welfare, Technical Education and Skill Development and Employment Minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia and Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Prabhu Ram Choudhary virtually attended the meeting.

In the meeting recommendations were presented regarding promotion of girl child, health and nutritional security, promotion of education level, creation of environment for respect of women, gender budgeting, promotion of property rights, economic empowerment, child exploitation, child labour, missing children, drug abuse among children, orphans and the status of children in need of child care and protection.