Does a drinking husband have a right to beat his wife?

Workshop to eliminate Violence Against Women

DJJS New Delhi: Santulan – the Gender Equality Program of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan (DJJS) was invited by Nari Shakti Jagran Samiti (NSJS) at their center at Mangolpuri area of New Delhi on 24th of May 2014 to conduct a workshop for mothers of girl students who study in NSJS centers. The serious issue of domestic violence was taken in a sensitive and sensible way through interactive mode of group discussions, activities and dramatics by the gender team of the sansthan.

Workshop to eliminate Violence Against Women

The otherwise neglected group of the women beneficiaries could not restrict their heart filled smiles when they were involved in the aforementioned creative activities. Sadhvi Deepika Bharti Ji, disciple of the founder and head of DJJS, Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji and program incharge of Santulan - the Gender Equality Program of the sansthan delineated some thought provoking tips to make women assertive in gender perspective. “Acceptance towards crime or violence is a self offense therefore you must raise voice and say no to atrocities being done to you” said Sadhvi Ji. Breaking the clichéd norm of solution ever given to troubled women; Sadhvi Deepika Bharti Ji expounding her spiritual master Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji’s ideology said, “leaving the husband and getting separate is not an ideal solution, spirituality doesn’t teach separatism rather one should wake up with spiritual strength and strive to bring a total transformation in men who are drunkards and beat their wives so that the overall environment of the home receives a positive change”. She also brought to notice, the sansthan’s success stories of transformation in the cases of drugs and domestic violence.

Ms. Komal Khurana, another gender trainer from Santulan team of DJJS empathized and facilitated the women to present a skit demonstration of daily episodes of violence that they go through at their homes. At the end of the workshop, Kusum Ji, a disciple of revered spiritual master Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji narrated her own case study of empowerment as a beneficiary of Santulan. The group of 40 underprivileged women was not just sensitized about their rights but also given tangible solutions to realize their real self worth spiritually.

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