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Govt to provide safety training to SC, ST girls

The department of women, children, disabled & senior citizens welfare has decided to impart training to adolescent girls belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to enhance t

Published: 09th November 2017 02:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th November 2017 07:55 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The department of women, children, disabled & senior citizens welfare has decided to impart training to adolescent girls belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to enhance their understanding of issues relating to safety.Unmarried girls aged between 13 and 21 years, preferably drop-outs from schools and colleges, will be identified by workers for the training. The objective is to build capacity of adolescent girls on matters relating to safety, health, nutrition, hygiene, reproductive health, prevention of child marriage, anti-trafficking and awareness on legal and protective mechanisms.

According to guidelines issued by the department, the period of training shall not be less than six days and there shall not be more than 50 girls in a batch. The relevant laws and Acts will also be taught to the girls. The resource persons will be drawn from UNICEF, Judicial Academy and Legal Services Authority.

Focus on

Importance of health & nutrition with specific reference to anaemia which is widely prevalent among adolescent girls Need for balanced diet including millets which promotes health and overall well-being of the adolescent girls Safety and security of girls and awareness about self-defence mechanism

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