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High Court launches campaign on gender sensitization, sexual violence prevention

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JAMMU: A vigorous campaign of special awareness drive on gender sensitization and sexual violence prevention with special emphasis on sexual harassment of women at workplaces with the caption “Speak -Prevention Drive against Sexual Predation through Empowerment, Awareness, and Knowledge” was launched at Nari Niketan, R. S. Pura Jammu by Justice Sindhu Sharma, Judge High Court of J&K and Ladakh and Chairperson, Sexual Harassment Probe Committee.

Sheetal Nanda, Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare, Sehzad Azeem, Director Judicial Academy, High Court of J&K and Ladakh, M K Sharma, Member Secretary, Legal Services Authority J&K, Prem Sagar, Member Secretary Sexual Harassment Probe Committee, High Court of J&K and Ladakh, Yahya Firdous Secretary DLSA Jammu, Arusa Choudhary, Chairperson TLSC R. S. Pura and the Members of Committee including Sr. Advocate U K Jalali, officers of local administration, Social Welfare Department, Police were also present on the occasion.

The proceedings were conducted by Swati Gupta, CJM Kathua, who also acted as a resource person for the program.

The program was attended by Anganwadi workers, volunteers of UMEED, college students, Higher Secondary students, members of One Stop Centre, Mahila Shakti Kendra, and NGOs.

Justice Sindhu Sharma highlighted the scheme and launched the program with special emphasis on sexual harassment of women at workplaces and to come forward in case of victimization and the need for its implementation at grassroots levels.

The launch drive was organised by the High Court of J&K and Ladakh in collaboration with the Department of Social Welfare and will be replicated in all the districts of Jammu province. The program was conducted in two sessions.

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