Since More Than Four Decades
VOLUNTARY HEALTH ASSOCIATION
awaken the people, it is the women who must
be awakened. Once she is on the move, the
family moves, the village moves, the nation
moves”.- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Status of women has undergone
multidimensional changes with the passage of
time, strikingly in an alternate fashion.
They enjoyed a revered status in pre-Vedic
period, as a pariah during
post-Vedic/medieval period and again emerged
strongly in the twentieth century which is
still on its journey to be completed.
In Odisha though the status of women is
enhancing still we have to miles to go. The
reason behind this is the lack of awareness
among the people regarding the legal
provisions available in various aspects.
Keeping the above things in mind and to make
the legal provisions reach at the door step
of general public the Odisha State
Commission for Women organized a Legal
Awareness Camp with the support of Orissa
Voluntary Health Association (OVHA),
Bhubaneswar and its member District member
organization on 24th October, 2011 at Puri
,23rd July 2012 at Dhenkanal, 27th July,
2012 at Angul.
LAUNCHING OF LEGAL AWARENESS CAMP
different sectors participated in the event
and tried to make it an earmark for the rest
districts to be covered gradually. Following
is an overview of the participation :
Officials from State Commission for Women
2. High Officials from Department of
Law and Order (Police)
3. Management of OVHA
4. Representatives from NGOs across
5. Representatives from SHGs across
6. Personnel’s from Media
Creation of a
“Meera Apa” (Campion) at very village to
guide and support the women regarding the
2. The spreading of such camp not only at
block level but also to every nook and
corner of Odisha i.e., covering the grass
root level through
Gram panchayat .
3. Issue of Identity Card to all the members
who are working in Puri district for last 10
years to solve the problems specially
with the women
of their locality.
4. The book Published by Odisha State
Commission for women must reach to every
Anganawadi center for its worker
to go through it and
make people aware about all the acts and the facilities mentioned
5. Formation of a Redressal forum for women
at District level and to do regular follow
up of all the activities.
6. Three factors must be taken into
consideration i.e., economy, health, and
illiteracy/ignorance as women are weak in
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