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Kohima, Nagaland

Carmila stresses importance of investing on women

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By Menuse-O Max Khieya Updated: Mar 08, 2024 9:57 pm
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Visazhünuo Carmila along with ACWA members on the occasion of ‘International Women’s Day’ programme at SFS Parish in Kohima on Friday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — The president of Angami Catholic Women Association (ACWA), Visazhünuo Carmila, has emphasised the necessity of investing in various aspects such as education, health, happiness, self-esteem, confidence, character building and faith formation among others to empower women and foster their inclusion in all spheres of life.

Speaking at the ‘International Women’s Day’ programme organised by the ACWA unit of St. Francis de Sales (SFS) parish in Kohima on the theme “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human master” (Colossians 3:23), Carmila highlighted the ongoing struggles faced by women both at home and workplace.

Calling attention to societal tendencies where speaking truth is avoided to avoid displeasing others and where selfishness, pride and the pursuit of recognition prevailed, Carmila underscored the necessity of embracing justice, leading by example, upholding moral values, fostering compassion and embracing love as guiding principles for societal progress.

Emphasising the importance of selfless service and living a purposeful life for the betterment of the community, while also striving for spiritual growth amidst challenges, she urged the continual practice of the Rosary prayer especially for those experiencing suffering.

She also stressed on the significance of lifting each other up and offering support, particularly to the marginalised segments of society, acknowledging the enduring efforts of past pioneers who dedicated themselves for the advancement of women’s rights over many generations.

Dwelling on the history and evolution of IWD into a global celebration, she acknowledged the pivotal role of past pioneers worldwide through landmark legislation such as the Equal Franchise Act, Equal Pay Act and various sex discrimination acts paving the way for women’s inclusion in political representation and participation in events like the Olympics. In an interaction with this correspondent, Carmila stressed the urgent need to address the issue of providing love and care to daughters-in-law within Naga society.

Scripture reading was led by Neizovonuo Janet, while songs were performed by the parish’s Angami Catholic Youth Association and Seyiesinuo Martha.

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