Community urged to fight bias against women
Dimapur, Mar. 9 (EMN): The general manager of the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Nabard) L Leivang wants the community to fight bias against women both in the society and in the family.
‘Being from a patriarchal society, it is very sad that women are still deprived of many rights and opportunities,’ Leivang said while explaining that rights should be equal for men and women.
Leivang was addressing an International Women’s Day programme which was organised by the Assisi Centre for Integrated Development-National Domestic Workers’ Movement with the theme ‘Each for equal.’ The programme was conducted on Monday in the Assisi auditorium at Lake View colony in Dimapur.
Stating that the Day recognises and celebrates the achievement of women across the world, Leivang urged the women folk saying that ‘we have to start realising our true self and not shy away for being a female in a male-dominated society.’ Instead, she said, they must ‘prove ourselves worthy in every manner and fields.’
Encouraging them to always put up a brave front and to have an attitude that never quits, she said there are still many battles which women must have to fight and triumph over for a gender-equal society.
Talking about women’s rights, she explained that ‘if we were to aim for the overall development of a society, this is truly the time where each one of us, men and women, has to collectively work together to coexist peaceful, making a life a whole lot meaningful.’
The general secretary of the Zeliang People’s Organisation of Dimapur, Munthin Newmai, also spoke at the programme. In his brief message, Newmai said that the world would be an ‘empty place and without beauty if women were not part of it.’
Citing from the Bible, he said women are God’s magnificent creations as even biblically Eve was created because it wasn’t good for Adam to live alone.
Lauding the domestic workers, he said they should not feel inferior for the work they do but instead be very proud by understanding that they are a blessing to their families and the society.