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SWC organizes legal awareness programme

Chairperson emphasizes awareness regarding Central, State government schemes for women welfare

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Samba , 27 Nov 2017

 A two-day legal awareness programme on laws pertaining to women welfare commenced here today.The program is being organized by J&K State Women Commission in collaboration with National Women Commission to generate awareness among women about their rights guaranteed by the constitution and other women centric legislations.The programme was held under the guidance of Chairperson SWC, Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor with resource persons Dr Kavita Suri (member SWC) from Jammu University and Poonam Dhawan from cluster University Jammu sharing their views on Domestic Violence Act and harassment of women at work places respectively.The participants including Anganwadi workers/helpers, ASHA workers, female police officers were informed about the mandate of women commission including cases like matrimonial, Divorce, Alimony, sexual harassment at work places and counselling programmes.

The Chairperson called for protection of women rights and social acceptance of the pivotal role played by women in their professional as well as domestic life. She emphasized widespread dissemination of information regarding Central and State government schemes for welfare of women folk.She informed that Commission is regularly conducting public campaigns to raise awareness about the rights available to women.During the interactive session, the participants suggested various changes to existing women related laws with exemplary punishment given to preparators of crime against women.Secretary SWC Aijaz Abdullah, ADC Samba, Tilak Raj Shastri, Addl SP Raja Adil Hamid besides, other senior officers were also present on the occasion.

 

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