‘Gender equality a must to end violence against women’
Post by RK News on Thursday, December 8, 2022
Kulgam, Dec 7: Special Cell for Women, Kulgam, supported by the National Commission for Women, Government of India, on Wednesday organised a day-long awareness program on "Gender-Based Violence, Prevention and Response" at Govt Polytechnic College Kulgam.
The program was held in support of the UN Women’s Campaign "Unite to end violence against women and girls". The campaign started on November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and will run through International Human Rights Day on 10 December. This year, the UN marks 16 days under the theme “Unite! Activism to end violence against women and girls”.
Resource Person from Special Cell for Women Mr Khaleeq Ahmad Dar on the occasion talked about the motive and objective of the UN Women’s Campaign against Gender-Based Violence which is to act to empower survivors of violence, reduce and prevent violence against women and girls, protect women’s rights and raise awareness of the negative impact that violence has on women and girls.
Dar said that violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world and the best way to end this violence is to prevent it from happening in the first place by addressing its root and structural causes which he said is gender inequality, gender-based discrimination, social norms, gender roles, gender stereotypes, etc.
Mr Khaleeq highlighted the importance of gender sensitivity in society and talked about the need for gender-sensitive behavior. The program was presided over by the Principal Government Polytechnic College Kulgam Mrs Shafqat Yousuf and was participated by a large number of students and teaching staff of the college.