Panjab University (PU) centre for study of social exclusion and inclusive policy organised a refresher course on human rights and gender studies at PU campus on Sunday.
A large number of participants from several states including Tamil Nadu, Assam, Orissa, Haryana and Punjab attended the event.
Prof Nistha Jaiswal from department of law was the chief guest. In her address, she said, "The Constitution has a lot of provisions for the protection of human rights. All we need is its effective implementation, which would be possible with the cooperation from the dedicated members of the society."
She also mentioned the importance of the role of judiciary.
"The government needs to adopt and promote a gender-equality approach based on principles of substantive equality,"she added.
Prof Jaiswal covered several aspects of human rights, women rights and empowerment. She also spoke on issues of dignity of man, children rights and the right to privacy.
Director of academic staff Karamjit Singh highlighted the purpose of organising the programme.