Observance of World Human Rights Day

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Observance of World Human Rights Day and Day for Elimination of Violence against Women

Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institutions in association with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur organized a Walk on 9th December, 2017 to observe two international days declared by United Nations viz. the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25th November) and World Human Rights Day (10th December). Over 300 students, faculty and staff of the Pillai Campus enthusiastically participated in the Walk carrying colourful posters, placards and banners. The Walk commenced from Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, Panvel and completed a four km route ending at Mahatma School of Academics & Sports, Khanda Colony at 4:15 p.m.

The Walk was flagged off by Dr. Daphne Pillai, (Founder – Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur and Secretary – Mahatma Education Society’s Management Board) at 3 p.m. on 9th December, 2017. Speaking at the event, Dr. Pillai said, “Violence against women is one of the biggest forms of abuse of human rights. People should be sensitized on the alarming rise of atrocities towards women. The youth should be made aware of the effects of such gender based violence.”

United Nations leads 16 Days of Activism from 25th November to 10th December against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and mobilize people everywhere to bring about change. The theme of the campaign for 2017 is “Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls”.

This event by the Pillai students and Soroptimists helped create awareness on the issues of gender equality, human rights and all kinds of violence, especially against women and girls.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Vasudevan Pillai, CEO of the Pillai Group of Institutions said, “It is heartening to see both boys and girls actively participate in such events which highlights the ill effects of violence against women and raises various issues of human rights”.