According to the census of 2001, the child sex ratio of India was 927 which declined to 919 in the census of 2011. The child sex ratio is defined as the number of females per 1000 males in the age group 0-6 years.
Recently, Mahila Shakti Kendra held an online meeting on Monday for creating an awareness programme with sarpanchs of various blocks of Rajouri. The district included Lamberi, Darhal, Panjgram, and Planger.
DESO and Nodal officer of MSK Mr. Bilal Rashid Mir made this event possible and the event was done under his supervision.
Women welfare officer Anum Mirza, Along with District co-ordinators including Nazma Sheikh and Sanjana Thakur were headed by the team of MSK. The team educated the female sarpanchs and created an awareness about various female related issues. Either it is declining child sex ratio and its impact, BBBP, Sukanaya Samridhi Yojna, women helpline number 181, child helpline number, besides various women-centric laws like Dowry Prohibition Act 1961, domestic Violence Act 2005, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace Act of 2013, Ujjawala Scheme, or Various scholarships under Ministry for Minority Affair.
Women living in rural areas often become the victim of domestic violence, dowry domination, and female foeticide.
Simultaneously the women sarpanchs also highlighted various women related issues mainly the problem of school dropouts in the case of girls.
The women welfare officer took detailed information from the female sarpanch regarding the welfare activities carried by them for the women living in their area. Sarpanch carried out the activity such as containing the spread of COVID19. Hundreds of mask have been provided to the people in that particular area. People were also made aware about the preventive protocols to avoid the risk of the virus.
The team also requested the sarpanch and people to pay more attention and work towards the ‘Swachhta Campaign’ in the area and take care of needy people while keeping the SOPs norms in mind.