Mainstreaming Gender in Legal Education
Regional Training of Teachers Workshop in Delhi
GALA successfully concluded its first Regional Teachers� Training Workshop for law teachers from the North of India on Mainstreaming Gender in Legal Education. It was a resounding success with 22 participants from ten different cities joining the workshop during 26-28 January 2007. It was delivered by Professor Ved Kumari as Workshop Director from Delhi University along with Professor Amita Dhanda from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Professor Kamala Sankaran from Indian Law Institute, Delhi, Dr. Vasanthi Nimushakavi from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad and Ms. Ruchira Goswami form National University of Juridical Science, Kolkota.
The workshop was very well received by the participants who praised both the content and the methodology of the workshop, requested for repeat of such workshop for many more teachers in their own areas as well as a reunion of all the participants after a year to appraise what they were able to accomplish with what they learnt during the workshop. The participants were very glad to have met our special invitees and felt enriched by their lived experiences. From our perspective it was a great evening to which the special invitees came and provided interesting points to ponder, opening new vistas of thoughts.
For us it has been a very rewarding experience not only because our participants were happy with what we offered but also because we as resource persons learnt so much from each other as well as from the participants. Participants chose to deliver classes on areas of contemporary interest and we all learnt the new dimensions in those areas.
We have closed the workshop on a high note with confidence and assurance that the energy generated in this workshop will take us to the next workshop with even more enthusiasm and spirit of learning, co-operation and team work. We found it very encouraging that many participants have shown interest in becoming GALA members and have offered to work in its activities in the future.