Gender-positive books to inspire kids launched


Organisation:  Katha

New Zealand High Commission, in collaboration with NGO Katha Foundation, leads the project aimed at a gender-balanced society

Posted On:  29 Aug . 2017
Gender-positive books to inspire kids launched
 

The New Zealand High Commission, in collaboration with NGO Katha Foundation, launched a series of gender-positive books at the Embassy on Monday. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was present at the book launch, an event attended by numerous students and teachers from various Delhi government schools.

The aim of the event was to reach out to maximum number of students across Delhi to create a sense of gender equality among them. The series launched included five children storybooks.

Speaking on the occasion, Sisodia said: "I congratulate the New Zealand High Commission and Katha for this unique initiative because I believe that books like these is what the humanity needs to nurture our children, who are still pure at heart, so that they can lead us to a more gender-balanced society."

The books, available both in English and Hindi, have been published with assistance from the New Zealand High Commission's Head of Mission Fund, which supports projects to contribute to wider well-being of community. The project further aims at developing children as agents of change and to promote gender equity and female empowerment with the help of these books.

"Supporting a project that seeks to break down gender stereotypes through storytelling was a really easy decision for us, because New Zealand's Head of State, our Deputy Prime Minister, our Chief Justice and our representative to India, are all women," Joanna Kempkers, New Zealand High Commissioner to India, said.

The books will be distributed through libraries to primary school age children attending government schools and living in slum communities. As per the plan, nearly 90,000 children will directly benefit from the project. Using these five books that portray women in a gender-sensitive manner, the project aims at reducing gender stereotypes and challenge the fundamental constructs of gender.

Source: DNA India 

 

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