The rampant crimes against women like molestation, eve teasing and domestic violence call for immediate and effective intervention by the society to curb this demon. Many gory incidents in recent past have suggested that women are unsafe even while traveling by local transport or going to cinema halls, shopping malls and bus stops etc.
This situation is not isolated only to the towns. This can be seen in villages, mini towns or anywhere these days. Even the foreigners are subject to the harassment by unscrupulous elements who have forgotten the meaning of ‘Atithi Devo Bhavah’.
What is the solution to the problem on which almost every body expresses concern but little is there on ground to make women feel safe in society?
To answer this question, Help Social Organisation, has been implementing the programme ‘Lets Respect Women – NEEVRITI’ in Himachal Pradesh.
The Objectives of the programme are:
1. Impart self defence techniques to girls and women to make them strong
2. Impart training to deal with such kind of situations through simulation
3. To make girls sensitive for raising an alarm and speak up against the oppression
Actions taken by HSO under the programme:
HSO organises camps regularly at various places like villages and towns to spread awareness about the issue. As a result of it, hundreds of women have been trained and educated about their rights by us in Himachal Pradesh.
Early 2013, HSO trained girl students of around 25 schools in Shimla district. More than 2500 girls benefitted from this programme. The girls received training in 45 vital life saving martial arts techniques from our well trained coaches. They were also taught about ways to teach a lesson to eve teasers.
We have also trained special women coaches to implement the programme. We have sufficient human resources to implement the project on a large scale.
We also associate with organisations, private or public, to provide this training for their women employees under welfare programme. Any interested organisation or company can call us any time to implement this programme and make their women employees more stronger.
Drug de-Addiction Program
What is substance abuse
It is very important to understand what is substance or drug abuse. People specially youth first try drugs for many reasons. Some experiment with drugs out of curiosity, or because friends are doing it or some use to improve physical performance in sports or ease another problem, such as stress, anxiety, or depression.
When these experiments with drugs start causing problem in an individual’s life, whether at school, study, work, home or in relationships, the person is likely to have a drug abuse or addiction problem, according to health experts.
Health experts says that there are a number of factors such as genes, mental health, family and social environment that play a role in addiction.
Health experts say an individual is more prone to addiction if there is :
- Family history of addiction
- Abuse, neglect, or other traumatic experiences in childhood
- Mental disorders such as depression and anxiety
- Early use of drugs
How Drugs Impact Health
Physicians say that taking a recreational drug causes a surge in levels of dopamine in brain, which trigger feelings of pleasure. Brain remembers these feelings and wants them repeated. Changes in brain interfere with ability to think clearly, exercise good judgment, control behavior, and feel normal without drugs.
There are a number of signs and symptoms like neglect of responsibilities at school, work or home; problems in relationships; loss of appetite; Deterioration of physical appearance, personal grooming habits and other which suggest drug abuse
What the NGO doing against Drug Abuse
Help Social Organization (HSO) for the last many years has been running campaign against substance or drug abuse. We organize awareness campaigns in rural area.
We also organize group counseling for drug dependents. On every World Tobacco Day on May 31 we aim to free at least 20 people from the clutches of addition. Through counselling, physical training along with meditation the HSO is taking forward its fight against thedrug menace.
We have testimonials of hundreds of persons who quitted drugs after our counseling. We wish to spread this campaign to each and every corner so that each person could be benefitted. We think that by changing one personality we can change the fate of one family – thus building the essence of huminity.
You can contribute funds to support these campaigns. We plan to set up a rehabilitation centre in Shimla where we wish to cure poor drug addicts free of cost.