Doda: Effective Outreach by Sankalp HEW marks Pioneering effort towards Women Empowerment

DODA, JULY 07: The Sankalp Hub for Empowerment of Women (HEW) Doda, under the guidance of District Social Welfare Officer, has been making significant strides towards safeguarding the women’s rights and their empowerment through a series of impactful initiatives.
Over the past few weeks, the organization has intensified its efforts, focusing on key issues such as gender equality, legal awareness, and health rights for making the society more sensitive about gender based issues.
In a noteworthy achievement, Sankalp HEW has successfully completed the third week of its ambitious 100-day event aimed at sensitizing Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) about the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act. This initiative is part of a larger campaign to eradicate sex-selective abortions and promote gender equality and inculcating a sense ka responsibility among the masses about their role in framing the society by providing a better upbringing of children inculcating in the better moral and ethical values that will help them to be a person of great virtue.
Collaborative Awareness Programs
In addition to the awareness sessions for ASHA workers, Sankalp HEW has been collaborating with the health department to resolve the issues faced by ASHAs while interacting with people in the field.
During the campaign, Gender Specialist Humerah Balwan briefed field workers about the PCPnDt Act, its various sections and penalty provisions. She also imparted training to them regarding the ways of counselling to people who approach for sex determination, update them about legal consequences, counsel them for giving up the idea and monitor their actions to prevent them from contacting any other evil means to fulfill their motive.
The other main focus of the event was sessions on the provisions of Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS). These programs have provided stakeholders an effective platform for in-depth discussions about BNS, Bhartiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita and Bhartiya Sakshya Adhiniyam breaking the centuries old shackles of colonial legacy. New laws will enhance the efficiency and transparency of our justice system .Such collaborations are pivotal in fostering a robust legal framework and health issues that protects and empowers women.
Capacity Building and Training Sessions
Recognizing the importance of equipping its team with the necessary skills and knowledge, Sankalp HEW recently conducted an intensive training session.
Sankalp Hub for Empowerment of Women (HEW) is dedicated to promoting women’s rights and gender equality through advocacy, education, and community engagement. Sankalp HEW previously known as Mahila Shakti Kendra works tirelessly to address issues such as gender-based violence, health rights, and legal awareness, striving to create a more just and equitable society for all, especially for women.
Awareness regarding emergency numbers was also provided to the audience like women helpline 181,child helpline number 1098, ambulance 108 and for mental health 14416.Those who are suffering from anxiety or stress or any other mental issues can contact for counseling through Tele Manas- a UT JK government’s initiative for helping the people in need of counselling.

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