Training course on Women empowerment concludes at IMPA

SRINAGAR: A Two-day training course on women empowerment organized by J&K Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA) concluded here today.

Around 40 women counsellors from Family Counselling Centres of J&K State Social Welfare Board and nominees of ICDS participated in the training programme.

The objective of the program was to familiarize the participants with the concept of women empowerment and Panchayati Raj System.

The course coordinator Dr. Bilal A. Bhat, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, IMPA enlightened the participants about conceptual background of women empowerment and Panchayati Raj System and theoretical framework on women empowerment.

He also explained about feminism, Rights of Women, Gender Budgeting, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Self Help Groups, Role of NGOs and Panchayat Raj Institutions in Women’s Upliftment, as well as about schemes and policies for weaker sections, especially women.

Other resource persons included Dr Shazia Manzoor, Asst. Professor, Dept of Social Work, University of Kashmir, Dr Jahan Ara Jabeen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, IMPA and Suhail-ul-Islam, KAS, Block Development Officer, Pulwama. 

The valedictory session was chaired by Executive Director & Secretary, J&K State Social Welfare Board Aamir Ali, who spoke about various measures taken by Government and especially Social Welfare Board for empowerment of women. He also emphasized on creating awareness among the general public about various schemes and programs meant for empowerment of women in J&K.

Later, Secretary, State Social Welfare Board and the Course Coordinator distributed participation certificates and group photographs, amongst the trainees.

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