Srinagar: Voice for Rights, Jammu, on Sunday organised a one-day conference on ‘Crime against Women’ with special reference to Rape Law.
The event, organised in collaboration with district administration, Srinagar, HELP Foundation J&K College of Education, M A Road, Srinagar, was attended by prominent lawyers, police officers, media persons, students, teachers and others.
On the occasion, Chairperson Voice for Rights, Jammu, Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, said the conference was aimed at providing the highest level of training, information and strategies and professionals, who are responder and advocates to victims of crimes against women.
She said her target audience was people employed by the government or non-profit agencies in the fields of law enforcement, prosecution, social work, victim’s advocacy, therapy, probation or parole, campus safety and medicine who work directly with the victims of crime.
“The goal of the One-Day Conference on Crime Against Women is to provide practical instructions, using current information, the newest ideas and the most successful intervention strategies, to those professionals responsible for combating the many and varied forms of crimes against women,” she said.
Prof Ved Kumai of the Department of Law, Delhi University, stressed on the need for community care for victims of sexual assault and delved on the issues of socio-legal aspects of rape trail and criminal amendment act.
Director Trainings, Lawyers Collective, New Delhi, Advocate Ujwala Kadrekar informed the participants about medico-legal aspects of rape trial, hospital care for victims of sexual assault, evidence and role of courts in trails of rape, police attitudes, problems in rape law and rape law reforms.