TEZPUR, Sept 11 - Women Empowerment and Development Organisation (WE DO), which is a rights and research-based organisation, held a community interaction programme among its members at the Jahaj Ghat-based Gandhi Ashram LP School here on the occasion of World Literacy Day in order to build a legally empowered community under their Legal Education Programme for Women.
The community member team of �WE DO� discussed about the importance of education for women, including awareness on their constitutional rights at the inaugural function.
Rajashree Goswami, co-founder of the organisation, discussed the importance of World Literacy Day and the Right to Education Act-2009 wherein Arpana Choudhury, another co-founder of the organisation, discussed about the various constitutional rights and how these are related to education. The co-founders emphasised on the importance of legal empowerment of women to step forward in the field of self development.
The president of the school along with Headmaster Krishna Kanta Ray and assistant teacher Jasvinder Kaur Borah shed light on the importance of education among women in the society. Significantly, Gandhi Ashram LP School has already carried out many notable works in educating women.
Rajashree Goswami in her speech said, �Education among women is very much important, especially among the underprivileged. It makes people identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute. Our aim is to help the people of the community to learn about their surroundings by keeping them up-to-date along with making them aware about their rights. Because, to curb the menace that is happening with womenfolk, it is very much important for women to know about the laws, along with their rights. Under such circumstances, education is the path to reach that goal. The path is not easy, but neither is it impossible.�
On the other hand, Arpana Choudhury said that most people in the community are hardly aware about their constitutional rights. Hence, it is often seen that their rights are violated by unscrupulous people with impunity.
�So through this programme, we are trying to shed light on those areas which these sections of the society have often ignored. We are trying to make them self-dependent so that they can stand up for themselves without anyone�s help. We�ve a long way to go,� Arpana observed.
WE DO, it may be mentioned, is a right and research-based initiative by four young minds, Rajashree Goswami, Arpana Choudhury, Rahul Borah and Anup Sinha from Assam. Their prime focus is to empower women irrespective of diversity, ethnicity, culture and space. WE DO also looks after other marginalised section of the society and tries to give them a platform where they can share their problems and seek pragmatic remedies.