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MCC joins hands with Social Welfare dept for gender sensitization
The Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh would join hands with UT Social Welfare Department to initiate gender sensitisation programmes in the city. There are 26 wards in the city where the area councillors would work for gender child rights and social sensitization.
With an aim to engage city’s civic body in gender sensitization in the city, an orientation programme was also conducted for councillors of Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh on Monday. The orientation programme on gender, child rights and social sensitisation for MCC councillors was organized by UT Department of Social Welfare at UT guest house.
Subhash Chawla, Mayor, Chandigarh said that there is need of awareness of schemes related to women in communities and for this purpose the Social Welfare Department has to take lead to converge with different UT Departments for the benefit of society. Declining child sex ratio is a serious issue which should be tackled, he added.
UT Director Social Welfare Department Rajesh Jogpal gave presentations on women laws and SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act 1989, crime against women and women centric laws, the sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. He also laid emphasis on working together in convergence. Introduction of units under the aegis of Chandigarh Child and Women Development Corporation Ltd. were presented by the unit heads. He said that the basic purpose of orientation programme was to sensitise councillors on gender, caste, religion and child rights and to work in convergence with MCC. Once called a safe city for women, Chandigarh has seen rapid increase in girls’ harassment cases in the recent past. Over 50 cases of stalking, sexual harassment were registered by Chandigarh police in last four months.
The researchers and social scientists believe that lack of gender sensitization at the grass-root level is significant and plays a vital root in girl’s child growth. The increasing cases of crime against women indicate how a girl child remains vulnerable in the society and a feeling of fear is developed in her since the childhood. Under the awareness generation programme, the UT Social Welfare Department and its units are also visiting different Government schools and sensitising students.
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