Punjab State Commission for Women chairperson Paramjit Kaur Landran on Wednesday said that that they would write to Punjab education department to introduce self defence and women rights as an additional subject in schools and colleges.
She said that in order to aware women of their rights and train them on self defence at an early stage of their, the government should take such concrete steps for the welfare of women.
She said that women commission would be launching a state wide awareness campaign to empower women and would also focus on awaring younger generation about the ethical values to build healthy society.
The women commission would organise awareness seminars in collaboration with educational institutions and other social organisations all over the state as a part of a campaign, she said.
The Punjab government's concrete efforts to provide justice to women at their door steps is paying off as three courts were organised by Punjab Women Commission in the month of July, for 12 districts, to redress cases related to women issues at Jalandhar, Amritsar and Sangrur, she added.
More than 50 cases of districts Jalandhar, Kapurthala, Nawanshahr and Hoshiarpur came up for hearing at Jalandhar, about 50 cases of districts Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur and Pathankot were redressed at court held at Amritsar and more than 60 cases of districts Sangrur, Mansa, Bathinda and Barnala were redressed at court hearing held at Sangrur.
Landran said that out of 200 cases, nearly 40 cases were settled in these courts with the mutual consent of both the parties and other cases were marked to concerned departments for further investigation, and a next date for hearing was also given to them.
Landran further said that courts to redress cases of other remaining districts would be held on August 22 and August 23 at Ferozpur and Faridkot respectively.