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RLEK to organise empowerment camps for women

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By OUR STAFF REPORTER
DEHRADUN, 9 Jan: Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK), in a collaborative programme with National Legal Service Authority (NALSA) and Himachal State Legal Service Authority (HPSLSA), is going to organise a “Legal empowerment of women through legal literacy camps and one state level congregation of women with the Higher Judiciary for interaction and solution finding’.
As many as 24 legal literacy training modules (two in each of the districts of the state of Himachal Pradesh) shall be conducted. Subsequently, a state level congregation of women with the Higher Judiciary would be held whereby the women, members of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and various Samitis, especially those belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, can air their grievances before the members of the judiciary.
A NITI Aayog report released recently has shown that the sex ratio at birth in Himachal Pradesh had recorded a substantial drop. In the base year (2012-14), the state had a sex ratio of 938 girls for every 1000 boys. But in the reference year (2013-15), it came down to 924. The undesirability of the girl child in urban and literate society highlights societal attitudes and, thus, calls for change. This is required especially in districts with higher literacy rates like Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur, Una, etc., which have low sex ratios.
The brutal gang rape and murder of a 16 year old student in Shimla District’s Kotkhai Tehsil has pointed fingers at the increasing rate in crimes against women in Himachal Pradesh. Figures sourced from police records reveal that there has been a gradual increase in crimes against women in the last five years.
“In the past, also, with the support of NALSA, RLEK organised many camps in Jharkhand state and covered all the districts. RLEK gets law interns from almost all the law universities. Their services will also be used in Himachal Pradesh,” says Padma Shri awardee Avdhash Kaushal.