Friday, 27 December 2013

     Workshop on Women and Violence

   On 24th November 2013 at 9:00 am, a workshop was conducted with the Parishioners of St. John the Baptist Church on women and violence. The workshop was organized by Sakhya Women’s Guidance Cell .The resource person was Miss. Chatush Singh from Sakhya. Parish Priest Ryan Alex introduced the resource person to the parishioners giving them a brief view about her work. The resource person started the workshop by showing a PowerPoint presentation and asked the people what they think about violence and what types of violence on women exist. They said physical violence, economical violence, emotional violence, sexual violence and so on. The resource person discussed each type of domestic violence and explained what the circumstances are and what can be done to prevent such nuisance in our society. Later the resource person asked the people to divide themselves in the group of four and asked them to pen down on a paper what they think about domestic violence and to come up with an action plan to stop domestic violence in our society. The discussion went on for a few minutes in all groups and then a group leader from each group gave a presentation of the action plan. The action plan that they came up with had the following points:
  • ·        Social Awareness
  • ·        Involve family members in the matter
  • ·        Encourage counseling
  • ·        Approach NGO
  • ·        Family counseling
  • ·        Take help from school
  • ·        Equality between girl and boy child
  • ·        Prevent Misuse of domestic violence act