State Level Workshop with Textbooks Publishers and Writers to make the content gender sensitive

Saajhi Duniya has analysed textbooks of different classes (1 to 5, 6 to 8, 9 to 12) and boards (UP, CBSE, ICSE and ISC) from time to time. The books were analysed with a lens to observe if the content has any discrepancies that strengthen gender or social inequality and weaken our constitutional values. Analyses revealed many such biases in the content. The recommendations were also sent to the government and many a times books were revised too. In this regard, a need was felt to hold a discussion with textbook publishers and writers as they play a crucial role. A state level workshop with a group of 35 participants (including prominent publishers and writers of Uttar Pradesh) was organised with support from Unicef, Lucknow.