‘Female Self Defence Clubs’ to be established in high, higher secondary schools: DSEK
SRINAGAR: On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) in collaboration with State Women’s Commission (SWC) organised an event at GHSS, Kothibagh here on Thursday.
Before the commencement of the function, Chairperson, State Women’s Commission, Nayeema Mehjoor led a “Women Safety March” in the campus of GHSS Kothibagh, an official handout read.
After the march Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo and Chairperson, State Women’s Commission jointly planted “Plant for Women Safety” and conveyed the message that the safety of the women was the duty of every citizen and in that regard Department of School Education and State Women’s Commission would take joint steps to spread awareness about women’s safety and to eradicate the evil of domestic violence, the handout read.
Director School Education Kashmir, Dr G N Itoo announced that “Female Self Defence Clubs” will be established in all high and higher secondary schools of the Valley.
According to the handout, students presented many cultural programmes reflecting domestic violence on women and the safety of women.Speaking at the event, Chairperson, State Women’s Commission said that this day gave us the message that violence against women should be shunned and those matters where women were victims should be highlighted.
She added that in order to make sure the safety of women “it will be better to change the attitude of thinking towards women”.
Speaking on the occasion, Director School Education Kashmir said that in order to maintain the dignity of female students in schools, the department would take necessary steps in the upcoming session.
On the side-lines of the function while speaking to State Media Centre Education, SIE Kashmir DSEK directed all the heads of the institutions to constitute “Female Self Defence Clubs” in the schools and look into the problems faced by the girl students. Nayeema Mehjoor commended the Department of School Education for the constitution of these clubs in schools and in this regard ensured every possible support from State Women’s Commission.