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Workshop on Nari Adalat scheme held at Kupwara

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KUPWARA: The Department of Social Welfare Kupwara in collaboration with District Administration Kupwara Wednesday organized daylong orientation training workshop of Mukhya Nyaya Sakhis (Nari Adalat Scheme) under the banner ‘Empowering Women Ensuring Justice,’ at meeting hall of D.C Office Kupwara.

The function was presided over by Additional District Development Commissioner (ADDC) Kupwara, Altaf Ahmad Khan.

District Social Welfare Officer (DSWO) Kupwara, Hidaitullah Mir; District Mission Coordinator DHEW, Khalida Yasin; Programme Coordinator from TISS Mumbai, Aarthi Chandra Sekhar; Gender Specialist, HEW J&K, Sameena Mir, Resource person from DLSA Kupwara, Adv. Imtiyaz Ahmad Lone, besides, Nyaya Mukhya Sakhis and staff members attended the programme.

On the occasion, the ADDC impressed upon the participants to become facilitators and hand holders to help the victims in getting timely justice. He assured all possible support from the District Administration for strengthening the mission of Nari Adalat in the district for empowerment of women.

It was informed that 25 Gram Panchayats each from District Kupwara and District Baramulla have been covered under ‘Nari Adalat’ in the first instance.

Meanwhile, a threadbare discussion was held on implementation of ‘Nari Adalat Scheme’ at Gram Panchayat level. Various experts including DSWO, DMC and others provided detailed awareness to the participants regarding different components of Mission Shakti including Nari Adalat Scheme which includes understanding current work challenges, financial implications under Nari Adalat and Women related Laws.

Resource person from DLSA highlighted and elaborated the relevant laws regarding the women and safeguard of their rights. Role of Legal Services in safeguarding women rights was also highlighted to the audience.

The Government of India implements ‘Mission Shakti’ – an integrated women empowerment programme as an umbrella scheme for the safety, security and empowerment of women for implementation during the 15th Finance Commission period across the country aimed at strengthening interventions for women safety, security and empowerment.

It seeks to realise the Government’s commitment for ‘women-led development’ by addressing issues affecting women on a life-cycle continuum basis and making them equal partners in nation-building through convergence and citizen-ownership.

It also focuses on strategies for improving convergence across Ministries/ Departments and at different levels of governance.

The Government has decided to implement the component of “Nari Adalat” in a phased manner under Mission Shakti. In the first phase, the State of Assam and the Union Territory (UT) of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) have been selected by the Ministry to implement the component of Nari Adalat. In UT of J&K it is being implemented in two aspirational districts i.e. Kupwara and Baramulla selected by the UT.


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