Domestic Violence Highlighted Through Children’s Paintings
Mississauga: Gandhian Initiative for Development of Support Services (www.gidss.ca), a Canadian registered not-for-profit organisation arranged an Art and Painting Exhibition on 29th September at the Malton Community Centre. More than 500 families visited the exhibition and appreciated the initiative of the organization to make people aware about such important issues.
The theme of this painting Exhibition was the Impact of Domestic Violence on Kids and the Issue of Child Abuse, paintings created by kids in the schools and it illustrated how immediate is the need for all government and not-for-profit organisations to come together on a platform and discuss the possible solutions.
Dr. R B Singh, CEO, GIDSS who has specialization in Poverty Alleviation Programs and has dealt with victims of violence in Canada and abroad explained that the Painting exhibition is part of GIDSS’ initiatives to work for the welfare of poor, weak and marginalized people. GIDSS is in the process of developing an awareness program for women who are victims of violence and aims at making them aware about the support mechanism available in Canada.
Ms. Daljeet Kaur, project Coordinator explained the various activities and services which GIDSS is planning in the near future. She revealed that the next step of GIDSS will be to approach different schools for exhibiting these painting and also an awareness program on the impact of domestic violence on kids.
It must be mentioned that GIDSS is an International organisation working in Canada and South Asian countries and believes in Gandhi’s philosophy of truth and Non-violence. The main programs of GIDSS include WIND (Women-in need of Justice), HOPE (Helping Old-age People), PUSH (Promoting Underdeveloped Skilled Households) and CLAP (Computer Literacy among People). GIDSS is also in the process of conducting an online and offline survey of skilled immigrants from South Asian countries.
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