Since Establishment of Women’s Cell in Kargil Unreported Issues Begin to Surface

“Body shaming, minor physical abuse, and financial constraints have sadly become normalized in many households in Kargil”, but as Incharge of the Women Cell at Police Station Kargil, Dechan Angmo revealed in a conversation with Voice of Ladakh correspondent, “The concerned civil societies for women receive cases only when they reach severe levels.” The revelation is shocking, considering that the Special Cell for Women in Kargil was established just a year ago and has already received around...

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Minor girl allegedly abducted and raped in Leh: FIR registered under POCSO Act

VoL Desk, March 31: A minor girl was allegedly abducted and raped in Leh on March 29, according to reports. The incident has shocked the local community, and police have registered a case under FIR No. 2/2023 U/S 5(M) and 6 POCSO Act at Women Police Station Leh.

While the details of the case are still emerging, unverified sources have reported that the accused has been arrested by police. The incident has sparked outrage among locals, with many calling for swift justice for the victim.

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UT Ladakh creates Women Police Station in Kargil

VoL Desk, March 22: The Home Department of the UT Ladakh has issued a new notification No: Home/UTL (160)2023-633-52 dated March 17, 2023 to create a Women Police Station in Kargil.

The Women Police Station will be responsible for registering and investigating all offenses where the victims can approach directly. This step has been taken to make it easier for women to report crimes without any fear or hesitation.

The Women Police Station will have jurisdiction to investigate various ...

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Week-long awareness program ahead of Intl. Women’s Day begins at Shargole

Kargil, Mar 01, 2023:  The ICDS Project Shargole today inaugurated a week-long awareness program (from March 01 to 08) ahead of International Women’s Day 2023. 

The first day of the program started with the welcome speech by CDPO Farida Banoo. Issa Ali, Sarpanch of Pashkum -B Panchayat Halqa was the chief guest at Tharumsa -II Anganwadi Centre. Dr Zarina, Hassina Batool and Kaneez Fatima were present as the special guests.

Issa Ali thanked CDPO for conducting such an awareness program ...

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Women to be empowered under Mission Shakti; Advisor Narula chairs UT-level committee meeting

Leh, Feb 27: The UT-level committee headed by the Advisor to the Lt Governor, Umang Narula, for the implementation of the “Mission Shakti” scheme of the Ministry of Women and Child Development, met today to review the implementation of the scheme in the UT of Ladakh.

‘Mission Shakti’ aims at strengthening interventions for women’s safety, security, and empowerment and focuses on strategies for improving convergence across Departments and at different levels of governance.

The Committee...

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GDC Kargil organises awareness program on gender sensitization, women rights, domestic violence

Kargil, Nov 22, 2022: Grievance and Redressal/Anti Ragging/ Prevention of Sexual Harassment Cell, GDC  Kargil in collaboration with Special Cell for Women Police Station Kargil today organized a day long awareness program on gender sensitization, women legal rights and domestic violence.

Aarti Chandershekhar from Tata institute of Social Sciences Mumbai, was the lead resource person on the occasion.

The program started with welcome address by incharge Principal, Dr. Javed Iqbal.


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Two Ladakh girls conferred Tata’s Samvaad Fellowship

While Sara Batool who represents the Balti tribe will work on the “revival and preservation of ethnic Balti cuisine in Ladakh”, Rashida Kousar will research on “Study of Traditional kitchen (Thab-tshang/Byan-sa) and ethnic foods in Ladakh”.

Two girls from the Union Territory of Ladakh are among eight tribals who have been conferred Samvaad Fellowship 22 by the Jamshedpur-based Tata Steel Foundation’s Samvaad.

Sarah Batool and Rashida Kousar, received the prestigious Samvaad Fellowship....

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BHC&RC Kargil launch programme for sisters on Menstrual Hygiene

VoL Desk, Nov. 16: Baqirya Health Care and Research Centre, Kargil launched its programme for sisters “menstrual health and hygiene as a human right issue and sensitization regarding use of Menstrual cups and tampoons” at CHC Sankoo today.

Around hundred females including ASHAS, CHC Sankoo staffs and girl students of Higher Secondary School Sankoo participated in the event.

BMO Sankoo Dr Ghulam Hussain, BMO Shargole and founder member of Baqirya Dr Zahida Banoo, Gynecologist and Obstet...

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CDPO, Shargole organises awareness camp on women rights and safety

KARGIL, NOVEMBER 09: Integrated Child Development Services,Child Development Project Officer, Shargole, Farida Batool today organised an Awareness camp on women rights and safety at Wakha, Kargil in collaboration with One Stop Centre, Special cell for women and health department Wakha.

Supervisor ICDS, Shargole, Zubida Banoo discussed about Nutrition for children and angandwadi workers.

During the event, Social worker,Khadim Hussain briefly discussed about legal rights and services ava...

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RSETI Kargil concludes 30 days tailoring training for women

Kargil, October 15: State Bank of India Rural Self Employment Training Institute-(RSETI), Kargil concluded 30 days Women Tailoring batch here in Kargil today.

Lead District Manager (LDM) and Chief Manager of SBI Kargil were present during the valedictory function.

Both the guests motivate the trainees to be self employed and provide employment to others as well after the training.

LDM told them that the aim of RSETI will be a successful one when the trainees become self independent ...

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