Posted onJanuary 3, 2013

Session on Women Rights by Ms Krishanthi Balan - AAL

As an expansion to the awareness programmes conducted by the institute, a para legal workshop in Batticaloa was held from 20th to 22nd July 2012. Programme was held at Divisional Secretariat Pattipallai auditorium.

Grama Niladaries, Probation Officers, Women Rural Development Officers, Rural Development Officers, Samurdhi Dev. Officers, Child  Rights Promotion Assistant, Relief Sister & VCRMC participated in the programme. Programme was funded by UNDP -  Equal Access to Justice Project.

The welcome speech was delivered by the Divisional Secretary. She emphasized the importance of participating in this kind of program and how it would help in the career and day today life.

Topics discussed were –

Para Legalism, Human Rights and fundamental rights, Child Rights, Women Rights, Court Hierarchy, documentation, land law & mediation.

Resource persons for the programme was  Mr. V. S. Niranchan –IHR Legal Officer, Mr. Sajeed Ahamad, — Project Coordinators of Equal Access to Justice Project—UNDP, Mr X Vijayakumar – AAL, Ms .Kishanthini Balan – AAL  & Mr Kurunathan – Former Land Commissioner.

A group was selected to coordinate with IHR to discuss the issues already identified by them and what action they had taken after the training programme.