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    Ganderbal, Dec 02:  District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Ganderbal, organized Progamme on “Women Empowerment through Legal Awareness” in Collabration with National Commision of Women and Women Empovernment Committee CUK at Green Campus, Central University of Kashmir, Ganderbal today.

    In the event Vice Chancellor CUK Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, Registrar CUK Prof. Afzal Zargar, Prof. Parveen Akhtar Pandit, Secretary DLSA Ganderbal MS Tabasum, Assistant Professor Gulafroz Jan, Advocate Ms. Sabeena Naveed and Member Secretary, WEC, CUK Dr. Himabindu, Staff of DLSA, Teachers from Education department, Faculty Members of CUK and PLVS of Ganderbal also participated in the said programme.

    The theme and aim of Programme was introduced by Assistant Professor Dr. Himabindu.

    Prof. Farooq Ahmad Shah, Vice Chancellor CUK in his presidential address Stated about the women empowerment and the role of DLSA’s in different sections of society. He further added that the main focus of DLSA is to provide services to Marginalized and weaker sections of society. He highlights the issues related to women and provide information about women’s rights.

    He further added that equality is possible if we start from our homes. We should change our attitude and behavior towards women’s. He also highlighted points regarding equality between genders. He further said that more and more such kind of programmes shall be conducted in future so that the society as a whole gets benefitted.

    While speaking on the occasion, Secretary District Legal Services Authority Ganderbal “Ms. Tabasum” highlighted the role of District Legal Services Authority in General and purpose of coordinating with various institutions and the universities for conducting of various programs more particularly awareness regarding “Women Empowerment” so that the message reaches to every corner in the society. She further about the beneficiaries who are entitled to Free Legal Aid in terms of Section 12 of the Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.

    She said Women Empowerment implies the ability in women to take decision with regard to their life and work and giving equal rights to them in all spheres like personal social, economic, political, legal and so on. She said we are living in an age of women empowerment where women are working shoulder to shoulder with men. It is true that women to a large extent do not face discrimination in society today. Unfortunately many of them face exploitation and harassment like emotional, physical, mental and sexual. She deliberated upon the intervention of the court with various matters of women empowerment and passing of both important judgments by the  Supreme Court in favour of the women.

    Registrar, CUK Prof. Afzal Zargar in his address stated that we should understand women plays an important role in every sphere whether It’s professional or personal. They become the pillars of our society. He highlighted the “Rights of Women. He said that the main aim of DLSA’s is to reach to weaker sections of the society  and help them to solve their issues. He further highlighted various legislation passed by Parliament time to time related to Dowry and other violence regarding women’s. He also highlighted the DLSA’s role by providing free Legal Aid to those women’s who are sufferers of various forms of violence.

    Prof. Parveen  Akhter Pandit, Joined virtually and highlighted the issues related to women and equality between genders. She further stated that we should empower women in every field especially economically. She said we should avoid discrimination regarding gender.

    Assistant Professor Ms. Gulafroz Jan, highlighted “Constitutional Provisions regarding women empowerment. She stated that the women empowerment should began at home. There should be no discrimination by the parents towards their children. The male & female child should be treated equally then only it is possible to achieve the proper results at the women would be empowered in real sense. Further she stated the education is the best and important role by which women can be empowered.

    Advocate Ms. Sabeena Naveed provide information about “Domestic Violence”   against Women. She  provided information about the safeguards provided to the destitute ladies.

    At last Vote of thanks was presented by Assistant professor Ms. Saima Basheer. The purpose of the conducting of this Legal Awareness programme was to educate  women empowerment should began from home and in case of any harassment or violence being faced by any female should not go unreported

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