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Makhanlal Chaturvedi University, UNFPA to include gender concerns in curriculum-Education News

The Makhanlal Chaturvedi University (MCU) of Journalism and Communication and United Nation’s Population Fund (UNFPA) on Saturday

signed an agreement to establish long-term cooperation and partnership in advancing the agenda of sustainable development goals in Madhya Pradesh. The main objective of the collaboration is to include gender concerns in the curriculum of the university with a focus on orienting and sensitizing students of journalism and equipping them to enhance their skills in reporting and communicating these skills effectively, a release said on Saturday. The University’s vice chancellor Prof Dr. KG Suresh and Andrea Wojnar, the UNFPA India Representative, and Country Director Bhutan signed the MoU in a ceremony organized at the university here. The MCU is the only university chosen by the UNFPA to collaborate with them to train the students, the release said. Speaking on the occasion, Wojnar said men and women should share the same responsibilities and opportunities; journalists and media professionals play a key role in shaping public narratives and social norms and integrating gender issues into their curriculum will positively impact social norm change.

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