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A strong society is built only when women work in neck to neck with men: Nayeema Mehjoor
Anantnag, May 24: The Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women, in collaboration with National Commission for Women, New Delhi organized a legal awareness programme today, here at Dak Bunglow Anantnag.
The programme was presided over by Chairperson Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women, Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor. District Development Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik, ADDC Anantnag, Secretary of the Commission, resource persons from the University of Kashmir, officers from the district administration, District Social Welfare Officer and scores of women and girl students participated in the programme.
On the occasion, while addressing a gathering of the women, including college and school girls, Nayeema Mehjoor said that women of Anantnag district are quite talented and have contributed a lot in all the fields of life. She further said that the present and first woman Chief Minister of the J&K State Mehbooba Mufti, also belongs to this district, which should be the reason for the women folk of this district in particular and the state in general to hone their talents and contribute in the overall development of the society. She added that the Commission has launched a vigorous outreach programme during which women folk are being made aware about their legal rights and the means to address their confronting issues. The Chairperson further said that a strong society is built only when women work in neck to neck with men. She said that girls need to come forward and work as our ambassadors in sending forward our message regarding the legal rights of women for their empowerment. The chairperson stressed upon the need to empower women from the homes itself by not discriminating them and by providing them equal opportunities with regard to education and other essentials of life.
Speaking on the occasion, District Development Commissioner Anantnag Mohammad Younis Malik appreciated the Commission for organising such a programme in Anantnag. In his speech, the DDC said that constitution has given special rights to the women for their overall development but need of the hour is to aware them regarding their rights. He added that women have proved in all the fields of life in the past and are capable enough to lead the world at present. The DDC further said that govt has launched dozens of welfare schemes for the women empowerment and development and all such schemes are being implemented in the district in letter and spirit. He further said that 3000 self help groups comprising of 28000 women, one from each family, have been established in the district for the women welfare.
Secretary detailed about the activities of the commission.
Resource persons delivered also lectures on various spheres of women rights and other legal aspects. The speakers threw light on the issues including the social status of women in Kashmir, gender-based violence, domestic violence act and sexual assaults. All the speakers reiterated that the women are equal to men and have achieved laurels in every field of life.
Participants, especially the girls interacted with the experts, shared their experiences and asked various questions regarding the legal rights of women and other related issues, and got satisfactory answers from the experts.
On the occasion a short film regarding the sexual abuse on work places was also screened. (KNS)