Srinagar – Academic Staff College, University of Kashmir organized a lecture on crimes against women during the ongoing three-week long Refresher Course in Womens studies for college and university faculty which was delivered by Mr. Abdul Gani Mir, IGP Crime, J&K Police.
Maintaining that womens issues have taken a centrestage world over and it was during industrialization and liberalization that perceptions about women changed for better. Issues regarding crimes against women were deliberated upon by the speaker who said that women constitute 50% of the world population and share 67% of all working hours but enjoy only 10% of world income and 1% of the world property. Mir was of the opinion that we must educate men besides women to ensure that women get their rightful place in the society. Education is the only tool to see the women being empowered to the extent where she will see her rights being honored. Maintaing in his lecture that J&K is still a far better state where women were not subjected to atrocities in comparison to the other parts of the country. Mr. A.G. Mir also guided the participants on how to prepare for the competitive exams viz. IAS, KAS, IFS etc. Moreover, the speaker also stressed upon all the participants working in various colleges and universities for proper counseling of the students in such competitive exams at national and international level.
Director ASC, Prof. Farooq Fayaz while introducing the speaker to the participants said that an attempt is being made by different govt. and other organizations to preserve the rights and aspirations of women in context of the global scenario. He also described the need for organizing such courses and said that it is important to examine study methods and data from different viewpoints to ensure a comprehensive approach in taking cognizance of the rights and sentiments of women in day to day affairs of life.
Dean students welfare Prof Nilofar Khan was present on the occasion .
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