Women should know their rights, says DLSA Secretary
Right from the stage of foetus to the stage of a grownup female, gender prejudice has become a painful part of women in the society, worried the DLSA secretary Anirose Christiana.
Warangal: Right from the stage of foetus to the stage of a grownup female, gender prejudice has become a painful part of women in the society, worried the DLSA secretary Anirose Christiana.
Nonetheless, the girls and women should stand up against such prejudice. There were several legislations formulated for their benefit. The girls and women should learn about them to know their rights and protect them, the District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) secretary suggested.
Christiana took part in an awareness meeting on women rights at Vasanthapur in Geesukonda mandal in the district on Friday. The meeting was organised by Hanamkonda-based Sarvodaya Youth Organisation.
Addressing the gathering, she noted that Domestic Violence Act 2005 and Nirbhaya Act 2013 proved beneficial for the women. The governments have come up with many laws and schemes towards empowerment of women. Women should be utilise them properly.
Literate girls and women in the villages should educate rural women about such laws. The women affected by violence could approach the DLSA or NGOs like Sarvodaya for assistance, she stated.
Sarvodaya secretary P Damodar informed that they were working on women rights protection and empowerment with the assistance from Karl Kübel Foundation (KKS) and Federal Ministry for Economic and Development of Germany.
Besides offering financial assistance from its side, the organisation has also been making efforts to assist the rural women to make use of government programmes meant for their welfare, he added.
On the occasion, an amount of Rs 5,00,000 was distributed to farm widows to take up livelihood activities. Christiana and others have handed over cash cheques to 16 widows at the village.