ONE DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

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ONE DAY NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON HUMAN RIGHTS FOR WOMEN
Organizer: National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi and VIT Business School

Start

September 1, 2017 - 8:00 am

End

September 1, 2017 - 6:00 pm

Address

VIT Chennai   View map

The National Human Rights Commission has been constituted in accordance with the provisions of Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Section 12 of the Act lays down the functions to be performed by the Commission. As per Section 12 (h) of the Act, the Commission is mandated to “spread human rights literacy among various sections of society and promote awareness of the safeguards available for the protection of these rights through publications, the media, seminars and other available means.” While the focus is necessarily on the public functionaries so that they are sensitized and motivated to fulfill their duties regarding protection of human rights of public at large, efforts are also required to target the youth especially, the students in the universities/colleges as well as those studying in schools so as to build a society fully aware of human rights issues. Rights of the women and children need special protection and hence, the need for sensitization of public regarding the needs of these special groups. This workshop will provide a perfect platform for the women to safeguard from the evil effects of the society.