Dikshit releases “Seema aur Salim ki Diary”-film on violence against women

New Delhi, Aug 22 (Calcutta Tube) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Thursday released a film made by an NGO on violence against women.

‘Seema aur Salim ki Diary’ has been prepared by the Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEQUIN) in the backdrop of growing violence against women.

Releasing the VCD, Dikshit said: ‘Teaching the values of gender equality in school days is important, as incidents of violence against women will substantially come down and gender equality will be more and more closer to reality.’

The VCD has a 36 minute film in English and Hindi and is primarily targeted at children of classes 11 and 12.

‘The film provides a basic comprehension of conventional gender roles of ‘masculinity’ and ‘femininity’ and breaks the stereotypical notions one has of the same. It develops an understanding of the growth of gender based violence,’ said Sara Pilot of CEQUIN. Sara is the daughter of central minister Farooq Abdullah and the wife of junior Communications Minister Sachin Pilot.

The NGO is holding talks with the state education department so the film can be screened in Delhi schools. An impact assessment will be done after the initial roll out.

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