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Celebrating Women’s Day at Asha slums

Celebrating Women’s Day at Asha slums

Asha’s women celebrated the International Women’s Day across slum communities on March 8, 2016. They took this opportunity to appreciate each other’s contribution towards a better tomorrow.

Happy smiles from Chanderpuri slum colony

Happy smiles from Chanderpuri slum colony

While some women decided to celebrate this day with a potluck lunch at a nearby park, others invited local leaders, MLAs and police officials to a get-together, in order to strengthen their relationships and thank them for their continued support.

Women from Mobile Health Van area talking about Asha values

Women from Mobile Health Van area talking about Asha values

Women celebrating the day with some songs and dance

Women celebrating the day with some songs and dance

At Seelampur slum colony, the Women’s Association members invited the Municipal Councillor and local leaders to share with them the recent developments, and to thank them for their consistent support. The Councillor appreciated the work that the women were doing and motivated them by extending his support always!

The Seelampur Councillor addressing the women at the Asha slum centre

The Seelampur Councillor addressing the women at the Asha slum centre

Nearly 100 women from Kanak Durga, Kusumpur Pahari, Ekta Vihar and Dr Ambedkar slum colony came together to celebrate the day at a local Park. They invited the SHO of Crime Against Women’s Cell – Ms Alka Azad. Ms Azad appreciated the women’s efforts towards gender equality and motivated them to join self-defence trainings organised by the department. She shared, “Our girls are still suffering from molestation and are not safe in the city. We have to change that. Consider us [the police force] as your friend – we exist to empower and protect you!”

The SHO of Women’s Cell – Ms Alka Azad addressing the gathering

The SHO of Women’s Cell – Ms Alka Azad addressing the gathering

Also, the young girls participated in the celebrations with great enthusiasm. The girls from Kusumpur Pahari presented an interesting theatre performance based on the issue – ‘Gender Equality’, recited a self-composed poem on ‘Female foeticide’, and even spoke about the importance of women in the society.

Girls from Kusumpur Pahari enacting the play

Girls from Kusumpur Pahari enacting the play

Girls reciting a poem on ‘Female foeticide’

Girls reciting a poem on ‘Female foeticide’

One of the girls from Mobile Health Van area talking about the importance of women

One of the girls from Mobile Health Van area talking about the importance of women

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