To protect women and children from domestic violence and other exploitation, a ‘Sthree Samrakshana Raksha Samithy’ is being formed under the aegis of Janaseva Sishubhavan.
As part of the venture, a pledge was taken at St Antony’s Higher Secondary School, Kacheripady at 10 am on Wednesday.
A public meeting was also held. The meet was inaugurated by Samithi ambassador and television personality Ranjini Haridas who also took the pledge.
The students, teachers and school authorities participated in the pledge and and were firm in their determination of ensuring protection of women from atrocities.
The aim is to implement Samitis across the state in a phased manner. Houses to accommodate about 10-15 women will be set up in every panchayat. Women in the social service field will be appointed to manage and monitor them and will be paid a decent salary. Women who have lost their husband, those who want to remain single and those facing isolation from society in any way can seek shelter in these homes.
The homes will also offer support to women and children who have become slaves to alcohol and drugs.
Janaseva Sishubhavan chairman Jose Mavely presided over the function.