Awareness Program on Elimination of Violence Against Women Held in Leh

Leh, Nov 30: As a part of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Nayi Chetna 2.0 campaign against gender based violence from November 25 to December 22, District Hub for Empowerment of Women Leh conducts an awareness programme on Elimination of Violence Against Women.

To create awareness about gender-based violence, mental health, and menstrual hygiene among the student community a five-day programme kicked off today at Government Higher Secondary School Girl Leh...

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Remembering Urmila Eulie Chowdhury – India’s First Woman Architect, on Her 100th Birth Anniversary

Urmila Eulie Chowdhury (4 October 1923 – 20 September 1995) was India’s first qualified woman architect, teacher, and writer. Some historians believe that she was Asia’s first qualified female architect. She graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Architecture in 1947. Earlier, she earned a Cambridge School Certificate from the Windsor House School in Kobe, Japan. In addition, she learned singing and piano at the Conservatory of Music of the Julian Ashborn School of Art, S...

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From Housewife to Entrepreneur: The Inspiring Journey of “Lakhpati Didi” in Kargil

Fatima Banoo, a resident of the border village of Latoo in Kargil district, has earned herself the title of “Lakhpati Didi”; thanks to her successful venture which is a Self-Help Group. Despite having no formal education, Fatima has not only become a successful entrepreneur but also emerged as an inspiration for women in the Kargil district. Her story represents a shining example of women’s entrepreneurship in Kargil, where the Ladakh Rural Livelihood Mission (LRLM) is making significant cha...

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Chairperson NCW visits Kargil Campus, UoL

Kargil, June 14, 2023: Chairperson, National Commission for Women, Rekha Sharma today visited Kargil Campus, University of Ladakh and delivered a lecture on the rights of women and the role of NCW in the empowerment of women in India.

During the occasion, she said the Commission monitors all matters related to constitutional and legal safeguards for women and informed about its mandate.

She said that major cells of the commission established across India monitor complaints, investigati...

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Women Self Help Group of Ladakh to be groomed as entrepreneurs

Commissioner/Secy Rural Development, Ladakh Saugat Biswas reviews the functioning of NRLM

Leh, June 2: Secretary Rural Development Department, Ladakh Saugat Biswas chaired a meeting of the Ladakh Rural Livelihood Mission (LRLM) to review the progress of its implementation in Ladakh. 

The meeting deliberated on the current position of the various schemes of the Livelihood missions in agriculture and non-agriculture livelihood activities and discussed block-wise progress in both district...

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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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