Training on Women and legal Rights: Vimukti Pothnal

“A woman is like the full circle. Within her is the power to create nurture and transform”- Diane Mariechild

Vimukti Charitable trust® organized training on Women and legal rights and celebrated International Women’s Day at VCT center Pothnal on 30th of March, 2019. Mrs. Jecenitha Vimukti campaign facilitator welcomed the Resource Person and the participants and added that down the ages women themselves have been in the forefront to seek justice and rights enshrined to them under the constitution of India. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said, international Women’s Day is an occasion to recall the struggles of women around the world to gain equality and rights,

The Resource Person, Mrs. Nilamper Begam. Gvt.high school Headmistress, Pothnal covered multiple subjects like, Domestic Violence, Immoral Trafficking Act-1956, Indecent Representation of women Prohibition Act 1986, Maternity benefit Act-1961, Medical termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, Family court Act-1984, National commission for women’s rights-1990, Sexual harassment of women at work place-2013, Code of criminal procedure- 1973, Benefits to women from Government Departments and Child rights. She gave real life examples and shared her own experience in the rural villages. She said that as social workers we need to educate the rural women and be a moral support to the aggrieved women and see to it that the sections are properly recorded in the First Information Report which can only lead to proper punishment as sometimes the defendant can influence the authority and change the section and get away with any heinous deed. The day’s session was moderated by Fr. Sathish Fernandes and the vote of thanks was proposed by Mrs, Nagarthana Vimukti health staff. Nearly 128 women attended and benefited from this training.

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