JIBS conducts sensitization camp on domestic violence in Nahra, Sonipat

The programme was a part of JIBS’ Community Outreach Initiative which aims at generating awareness about various social issues

Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences (JIBS) organized a Community Outreach Programme at the Girls Higher Senior Secondary School in Nahra, Sonipat, Haryana recently. The programme was organized with an aim to sensitize students about the perils of domestic violence and the legal and societal means to counter it.

More than 50 students and locals attended the programme which was held under the aegis of O.P. Jindal Global University. 

During the programme, Dr. Sanjeev P. Sahni, Principal Director, JIBS, highlighted the large scale prevalence of physical abuse in relationships in India and focused on the ways to tackle the incidents of domestic violence in the country.

Dr. Sahni said that one in three women in India have experienced some sort of domestic or sexual violence and close to 50% of the cases still go unreported in our country.

He explained the laws and free helplines that can help survivors in dealing with incidents of domestic violence.  “In cases of domestic violence, women suffer quietly. They are silenced or suppressed even if they raise their voice against it. They are often ignorant about their rights to fight against these crimes and remedies that are present in law to protect them. So it is important to learn about these laws which are there to protect you,” Dr. Sahni told the girl students.

The programme was part of Jindal Institute of Behavioural Sciences’ Community Outreach Programme that aims at serving disadvantaged communities within the vicinity of the O.P. Jindal Global University campus. It also aims at cultivating awareness about various societal issues and work beyond the academic and classroom experiences.

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