PCSW for self-defence courses for girls

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) has suggested to institute self-defence courses for girls at senior school and college levels with the aim to groom their capacity for self-defence in harrassment situations.
In this regard,a letter has been sent to Ministry of Sports to initiate such a programme geared for safety of girls and to increase their participation in sports, a spokesman of PCSW said on Tuesday. Chairperson PCSW Fauzia Viqar stated that apart from the physical fitness benefits of these courses, adding its a necessary skill for women “to be able to inhabit public places safely”.