The Applied Psychology Department at NIU arranged a guest lecture on the topic of “Youth Health and Safety.” The resource person for the guest lecture was Dr Sarah Shahed, (Director, Women Institute of Leadership and Learning, LCWU). Dr Sarah elaborated the role nutrition plays in women’s reproductive health, she stressed women, especially girls to take healthy diet. She also shared the result of her research study which shows that women/girls who take unhealthy diet are at greater risk for PMS. Dr Sarah mentioned that another very important factor affecting girl’s reproductive health according to her study is stress, which also includes stress related to harassment. She elaborated to the audience what harassment is and what protection the harassment law provides to women at workplace and in public places. She also discussed some strategies to deal with harassment. The session ended with an interactive Q and A session. At the end Dr Ijaz Ahmad (Pro Vice Chancellor, NIU) presented the shield to Dr Sarah Shahed, and thanked her for sparing time out of her busy schedule to come for a guest lecture at NIU.
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