Workshops on Women Violence, Equality and Health Issues

Workshops on Women Violence, Equality and Health Issues

Three workshops on the above issues were organised with different stakeholders:

  1. With Asha workers, on May 22, 2014, at the Training Centre. In all 30 Asha workers participated. Dr OP Singh, Deputy Chief Medical Officer was the main resource person.
  2. With School Management Committee office-bearers, on May 27, 2014, at the Training Centre. In all 30 SMC office-bearers participated. 
  3. With Health Department officials and health practitioners, on June 13, 2014, at the India Medical Association (IMA) Hall, Saharanpur. In all 80 people participated.

Each workshop had same design.

  1. Singing of motivational song
  2. Introduction of participants
  3. Overview of Disha’s activities
  4. Roles and responsibilities of stakeholders for whom workshop was being organised
  5. Detailed information on Domestic Violence Act, 2005. Under the act a victim woman is entitled to get justice and relief within 60 days and in addition to the victim, any of her relative or service provider organisation can file the case on behalf of victim women. The victim does not need services of lawyer to pursue the case. At district level, a District Protection Officer is appointed for direct monitoring of cases related to violence against women
  6. Underlining roles of police officials, magistrates and service providers
  7. Feedback and thanks

The workshops were able to create awareness among about 140 stakeholders from different professions and sensitise them about Domestic Violence Act. This will go a long way in meeting the workshop objectives.