Port Blair, Feb 18: The Women’s Wing of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) is conducting a countrywide 10-day campaign ‘Strong Family Strong Society’ for restoring the core values of the family and the society, from 19 to 28, Feb 2021.

The Campaign intends to create awareness about the need to strengthen family structure. Family, the basic building block of society as well as the foundation of civilization, is now moving towards tremendous threat of becoming weakened and disintegrated because of the rapid and rising incidents of the family conflict, domestic violence, woman abuse and divorce. Hence, there is a need to strengthen the core of the society by fixing its basic unit, the family.

The National Commission for Women has recently reported an exponential rise in domestic violence during the Covid-19 lockdown. Other survey reports say that the increase in domestic violence is at a 10-year high record. Divorce rates increased and cases registered against family disputes have skyrocketed. This data is just the tip of the iceberg and cases of women subject to verbal, physical, sexual and psychological violence and abuse is becoming extremely common. Children, youth and senior citizens also face difficulties of different kinds.  The youth today wants to evade the responsibilities of marriage and family life.

The Organization intends to conduct various programmes during the 10-day period like counselling, panel discussions, corner meetings, family get-togethers, competitions, family quiz, and interfaith dialogues. Some of the programmes will also be online in the form of international webinars, and daily online interactive sessions with experts.