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Assisi centre organises prog. on gender-based violence

By EMN Updated: Nov 16, 2018 11:21 pm
Participants posing for the camera at awareness programme on role of women in building peace on Friday in Dimapur. (Inset photos, left and right) Loza and Dr. Fr. Anto.

Dimapur, Nov. 16 (EMN): Assisi centre for integrated development (Acid) and National domestic workers movement (NDWM) Nagaland Region organised an awareness programme on ‘gender based violence’ and the ‘role of women in building peace’ supported by International Domestic workers Federation (IDWF) on Fri. Nov. 16 at Assisi auditorium in Dimapur.
The coordinator for Childline Dimapur, Loza enlightened the audience on the issue of gender based violence at home, work place and the society. Violence against women and children mainly girl child was one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the society and it knows no social, economic or national boundaries, said Loza.

Saying that gender based violence undermines the health, dignity, security and autonomy of its victims, Loza reminded that such violence, unfortunately, remains shrouded in a culture of silence. Therefore, she urged the participants to be aware of one’s role in preventing such situations or violence at home or in workplaces, as this kind of aggression has negative lifelong affects on the victim.

Founder, director of peace channel and principal of NEISSR Dr. Fr. C.P. Anto enlightened the participants on the ‘role of women in building peace’ and said that women have a very important role to play in building peace in the family, community and society at large.
“Women can either be victims of conflict or agents of peace building. Many a time women have averted conflicts and have been responsiblefor building peace. Peace building needs the involvement of women.

The inclusion of women can and must take many forms especially in the efforts to address rising cold wars and conflicts in the families”, said Fr. Anto was quoted in a press release received here on Friday.

The Director of Acid Sister Pramila, in her welcomed address, said that the programme was organised in order to address the rising cases of gender-based violence in the families where women are mostly the victims.
Therefore this awareness programme was deliberated to discuss on how women can be a builder of peace during such situations, said Sr. Pramila.

By EMN Updated: Nov 16, 2018 11:21:34 pm