K M Dayashankar
JAGTIAL: The National Service Scheme volunteers of the Government women’s degree college in Jagtial along with the Sakhi- one stop centre, women empowerment centre and health club members have given a clarion call on Wednesday to unite to end violence against women and girls.
As part of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women campaign (November 25 to December 10), an initiative of 16 days of activism, the NSS unit of the women’s degree college had convened a meeting at the college on Wednesday to empower the girl students and eradicate crime.
Speaking on the occasion, College principal Y Satyanarayana stressed the need to eradicate crime against women and children by educating all sections of society. Expressing concern over the increase of violence against women, he said it was a violation of the fundamental freedom and rights of women. He said that the violence affects women of all races, ethnic groups, classes and nationalities.
NSS Programme Officer Adepu Rajani said that the violence against women was increasing every day in society. “Domestic violence is widely prevalent in the country but remains invisible in the public domain, she said and stressed the need to protect the women against any violence of any crime especially occurring within the family.
Sakhi – One stop centre Administrator Manila educated the girls about the importance of various laws and free legal assistance for the protection against violence. Health club convenor Bhagyalaxmi educated the girls about individual personal hygiene and disposal of napkins through vending machines etc.
Vice principal Masroon Sultana, women empowerment convenor Swaroopa Rani, NSS programme officers Tirupathi and Madhukar Rao, faculty members Harjeet Kaur, Satya Prakash, Srinivas Reddy, Manasa, Kiranmayi and others were also present.