SRINAGAR: Department of Education at Kashmir University’s South Campus, Anantnag, in collaboration with CrossBow Miles organised one-day workshop on ‘Women, Law and Society—Challenges & Issues’.
The workshop was aimed at highlighting and deliberating upon pressing issues faced by women in the society with special focus on creating awareness for women’s safety and empowerment through financial and digital literacy, an official handout read.
CrossBow Miles is a mass outreach and engagement platform tailored for cause-driven campaigns for women empowerment and other social issues. It is conceptualised by Srishti Bakshi, who embarked on 3800-km on-foot journey across India and has reached Kashmir for the last leg of the campaign.
Speaking at the workshop, Srishti Bakshi shared her effort aimed to sensitise citizens about gender divide in India that could be combated by empowering women with digital and financial literacy, the handout read.
Students, scholars and faculty members of various departments of south campus and Women’s Study Centre, Social Works Department and Women’s College Anantnag participated in the workshop.
Bilal Kaloo from Department of Education, South Campus coordinated the workshop. Director South Campus, Dr Ashfaq Ahmad Zarri applauded Srishti for her ‘extraordinary accomplishment’ to complete 3800-km walk from Kanyakumari to Kashmir along with ‘voicing and raising awareness related to women issues’. He asserted that “debates and discussions on social issues in academic institutions hold a lot of promise and potential to solve the problems faced by our society”.
Advocates at the Supreme Court of India, Talish Rey and Suniti Ojh, deliberated upon legal aspects related to crime against women.
Noted social activist and member, Jammu and Kashmir State Commission for Women, Gulzara Masoodi said “education is the biggest tool for women empowerment” and it would bring about a lot of change in the society, the handout added.