Jammu & Kashmir Women Helpline-181 organised awareness programme with Poshan Project Sumbal Bandipora.
On the Directions of District Program Officer Mr Hakak Ashraf Sahib to generate mass awareness on raising Suicide caese and services provided by Department of Social Welfare Government of Jammu and Kashmir.
Large number of Poshan workers attended the awareness camp along with local community,Panchyat Raj Members, etc .
Speaking on the occasion,Campaigner cum Coordinator WHL-181 Bilal Bhat highlighted the overall services provided by the helpline.
It also highlighted the working and functioning of the District Social Welfare department at district level.
Bhat, threw light on Women empowerment schemes available at District level such as DHEW, OSC, WHL 181, Shelter Home, Marriage Assistance Scheme, Ladli Beti, PMMVY, Employment generation schemes such as Tajeswani, Mumkin, PMEGP, etc.
Giving details, he said the helpline provides 24-hour immediate response to women in distress and represent them before the appropriate service providers such as police,DHEW, and DLSA ( Legal authorities).
He said the One Stop Centre (SAKHI-OSC) also provides services like hospital assistance, emergency response, and psychological support /counseling, temerity shelter, etc.
Bhat further informed the participants that they can get help from the helpline in case of domestic violence, dowry abuse, mental torture, sexual assault, eve-teasing, cyber-crime, child sexual abuse, rape, economical violence or any other distress situation .
Bilal Bhat apprised Women folk that Suicide is not a Solution, “Break your Silence Raise your voice” if you are facing Domestic Violence, Sexual harassment, Economic and Dowry Disputes, etc. In this situation Dial 24/7 Hours Toll Free no. 181 to get Access to Justice, Access to Welfare and Access to District Administration.
Bilal Bhat appreciated Mr Mukthar Sahib CDPO ,Ms Shameema Ji concern Supervisor POSHAN Project Sumbal for the tremendous support and cooperation. Participants pledged to strengthen the message Let’s Stand Today for the Better Tomorrow.
The programme concluded with the vote of thanks by Supervisor Ms Shameem Ji .