Warangal: Due to illiteracy, poverty, lack of publicity on the laws and other reasons, many women are unaware of the laws and the importance of the Constitution, and how to act within the law, how to knock on the doors of the courts, and how to deal with injustices legally, said Principal District Judge and District Legal Services Authority (DLSA), Warangal, Chairman Nandikonda Narsinga Rao.
He was speaking at a one-day training session on “Empowering Women through Legal Awareness” in Warangal on Monday.
Addressing the women at the session, the DLSA chairman said: “With the objectivve of making women aware of the laws and know their legal rights, and curb the unwarranted developments with regard to crimes against the women, the National Commission for Women and the National Legal Services Authority (NLSA) have directed the State and District Judicial Institutions to make the women aware the women through the workshops, seminars and other programmes,”
“The society will not develop unless the status of women improves. We are witnessing development in every field, but the larger society’s attitude towards women is not changing. We must remember that women, who are half of the fabric of society, are the source of our progress. In society, women need to become self-respecting, self-reliant, and able to build sustainable livelihood opportunities for themselves, reach a higher level and let the world know what female power is,” he said.
Retired Principal, KU Law College, Padma, Advocates K Gopika Rani and V Padmaja have explained the laws related to women at the session.
A panel of lawyers, paralegal volunteers, women volunteers, Anganwadi ASHA workers, and members from voluntary organisations attended the programme.
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