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44 women selected under MPV scheme

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 23, 2022 8:03 pm
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MPV during the inaugural programme of the three-day training at CP conference Hall, Dimapur, on May 23.

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Dimapur, May 23(EMN): Forty-four women from Dimapur have been selected under Mahila Police Volunteer (MPV) scheme by the Home Department of Nagaland, where they will be entrusted with the task of acting as a link between the police and society on gender concerns. The scheme was launched by the Ministry of Women and Child development.

During the inauguration programme of the three-day training for MPVs on Monday at the Commissioner of Police (CP) conference hall, CP Rothihu Tetseo said that the scheme was initiated in 2018 but due to Covid-19 pandemic, they were fully implementing only in 2022.

He encouraged the trainees to work sincerely to improve the society and provide information if there are any gender or domestic violence issues in the society. He advised the volunteers to do good works and not listen to negativity or be disheartened by criticism.

About the scheme, DCP (crime) Bharat Laxman Markad shared that an MPV could be any woman who is socially and voluntarily committed towards empowerment of women and girls, willing to raise her voice against gender-based violence and supports the police in creating a gender just society free from violence.

He stated that the MPV is selected by the Home department of concerned state through the superintendent of police of the districts. The MPV will directly report to the circle inspector in the police station. The volunteers were also provided information about the functions of an MPV.

Director of Child Protection Services Nokcharenla Longchar stated that with the increasing number of violence against women and girls, there is an urgent need to control all forms of violence and discrimination.

‘Unless we act now and stand up for the rights of our women and children, women’s rights and child’s right will be set back by decades’, she said.

She stated that one significant step to address this social problem is to encourage the victims and survivors to seek help and report incidence of any form of violence against women in private or public spaces. She also highlighted about the various programmes of Social Welfare department to assist in promoting women’s right such as State Resource Centre for Women, Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao, Women Helpline, Sakhi-One Stop Centre, Ujjawalla, and Swadhar Greh.

She informed that through the above mentioned centres, they have received many reported cases of domestic violence, child abuse, cybercrime, missing cases, rape, sexual harassment, human trafficking and others.

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By Livine Khrozhoh Updated: May 23, 2022 8:03:27 pm
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