Extensive Seminar on ‘Violence against Women’ organized in Bandipora
BANDIPORA, FEBRUARY 23: The District Programme Officer Bandipora on Thursday organised a daylong seminar on ‘Violence against Women’ under the theme, ‘Suicide is not a solution, Break your Silence, End Violence against Women Now’ and ‘Raise Your Voice. Let us Orange the World’.
The event was chaired by Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad and was attended Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Bandipora, Ali Afsar Khan; Nodal Officer Coordination, M Ashraf Hakak; Additional Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Waseem Raja; MS DH Bandipora, Dr Nabeel; Dy ZEO Bandipora, CDPOs, IDPS Supervisors and workers, one stop centres staff, Legal officers and other concerned officials.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Owais said the aim of ICDS and District Administration is to aware women and female staff about the legal aid provided by various acts and schemes.
He said the women should not tolerate violence against her and should not hesitate to take legal or any action for domestic violence and harassment. He urged the women folk to report the violence to break this cycle of violence by bringing the perpetrators to justice.
Dr Owais said by not reporting the crime, women not only allow injustice but also helps in strengthening the hands of perpetrators.
The DC mentioned the role of One Stop Centre and Mahila Shakti Kendra in assisting the victim for justice. He urged the officers to create awareness about these centres so that victims report to the centre when they need them.
With regard to the violence at the workplace, Dr Owais said a robust complaint reporting and redressal mechanism is in place and complaints against any person are properly followed.
Dr Owais mentioned the cyber space being a new platform used to harass females and said that online harassment is also being taken at par with the physical violence and action will be taken strictly against perpetrators.
On the occasion Women helpline Project Coordinator JK UT, Bilal Ahmad highlighted legal as well as islamic rights of husband to wife. He said the mission of District Administration is that our mothers and sisters should be bloomed.
Advocate Irshad from DSLA gave a brief about the legal remedies and procedure provided by our constitution and other acts like Domestic violence act 2005 against domestic violence. He also said DSLA is providing free legal aid to poor women.
On the occasion, several other speakers threw light on related topics
Earlier, an introduction about the seminar and training session for the use of online POSHAN tracker portal was given by Supervisor, Arifa Tawseef to Anganwadi Workers and Supervisors.