Press Note: Advance Training for Front-line Functionaries Sponsored by CSWB, MWDC, New Delhi

Press Note:

The Two Days’ Advance Training Workshop for Frontline Functionaries of women related centres organized by the Department of Social Work, UoK in joint collaboration with Central Social Welfare Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, GoI, concluded in the University of Kashmir on 6th Oct 2018. The training programme was attended by around 90 frontline functionaries of women-related centres sponsored by the CSWB and J&KSSWB across 22 districts of J&K State. The CSWB had roped-in experts and consultants from Ministry of Women and Child Development, United Nation Women, Ministry of Home Affairs, State Resource Centres for Women and faculty members of Department of Social Work, UoK. In different panel discussions and technical sessions on first day the experts had intense deliberations on diverse themes related to scheme and facilities essential for women affected with violence in the State of J&K. Earlier on Oct 5, 2018, while inaugurating the training workshop the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University of Kashmir, Prof Talat Ahmad assured all possible support to build collaborations with agencies working for women empowerment in the State. Mr Farooq Ahmad Lone (IAS), Commissioner/Secretary to J&K Govt. Social Welfare Department, greatly appreciated support of the Department of Social Work, UoK in collaborating with Central and State functionaries in organizing this Traing Workshop. The inaugural function was also attended by Mr. VS Yadav (IAS)Director, MWCD, GoI, Mr. DS Bukkhal Joint Director, CSWB, New Delhi, Mrs.RifatArif, Special Secretary to J&K Govt, Social Welfare Department, Mr. Khalid, Executive Director, SSWB, J&K, Dr.ShaziaManzoor, Coordinator, Department of Social Work, UoK and Dr.Aadil Bashir, UoK.

Moreover, across six technical sessions inputs from experts, participants and officials on diverse dimensions of Women empowerment in the State were discussed and pledged to be considered seriously for upgrading policies and schemes implemented by these women-related centres.

The participants on the second day had exposure visits across Srinagar District to assess functioning of different One Stop Centre, Mahila Shakti Kendra and Family Counselling Centres established under different central and state schemes. The functionaries, experts and officials from Central & State Govts jointly conducted the visits and had on-spot deliberations on variety of issues and concerns of these field-level functionaries.