NHRC writes to states on gender sensitisation

NHRC writes to states on gender sensitisation

With the escalation of crime against women in the country, the National Human Rights Commission on Friday asked all state governments to take immediate steps to introduce lessons on gender sensitisation in school curriculum.

“The National Human Rights Commission has seen with concern several recent media reports of sexual assault in different parts of the country, violating human rights of girls and women. 

“Wherever and in whatever number these incidents have happened, the commission deplores all such acts, which have a direct bearing on human rights, including right to life, dignity and liberty,” the commission said in a statement.

The commission has also noted that women have been assaulted in many instances when they step out of their homes to answer nature’s call, since there is no toilet facility at their residences. 

The rights panel has asked all stakeholders, including individuals, governments and civic agencies to work towards building a toilet for each household among their other priorities.
 The panel said it is necessary to take immediate steps to introduce topics or subjects at school which would instil gender sensitivity among children.