The corroding dignity and status of women is a major consequence of baggage of orthodox beliefs, gender biased values and myths being carried forward. Present footing of women calls for shattering of these false values in no more time to save women extinction. The problem lies in the shivering foundation of gender based conscience created at early age in the form of stereotypes and is further built up with discriminations and other forms of crime against women. Paying heed to the root level cause, DJJS is working hard all over the place to bring maximum under its Gender Equality Program- ‘Santulan’ lens and inculcate sensitivity towards gender issues among each individual. As one of its initiative, a nationwide women empowerment drive ‘Tu Hai Shakti’ for the elimination of sex selective abortions is being run vigorously with an approach of accentuating the progressive perseverance of both the genders. Under the banner of said campaign, plethora of gender sensitization workshops is being conducted in various educational institutions, corporates, public places etc.
The workshop is adorned with motivating commentary with a brief of concept, strategy and objective of Santulan initiatives in regards to gender justice, followed by a blend of traditional as well as contemporary awareness creating activities viz, spellbinding dance formations, captivating skits by vibrant and dynamic volunteers to showcase suppressed women potential due to imposed subordination. An edifying lecture is also delivered by disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji who puts across Santulan philosophy of holistic empowerment of women through spiritual awakening and transforming mindsets to make one’s deeds righteous. The workshop also involves activities like group discussions, question/answer session, games etc. to engage attendees and uncover the inherent gender biasness. Towards the end is a visual treat in the form of an impeccable exhibition as another tool of awareness generation with slogans to save girl child and respect women, DJJS divine publications and Santulan pamphlets distribution, followed by a group photo.