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Legal authority observes ‘International Day of Girl Child’

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By EMN Updated: Oct 12, 2021 11:46 pm
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Officials from the legal authority along with girl children of Christian Education Department of Sema Baptist Church on the occasion of International Girl Child Day in Zunheboto town on October 11.

Dimapur, Oct. 12 (EMN): Nagaland State Legal Services Authority (NSLSA) observed the ‘International Day of Girl Child’ on October 11 by organising awareness programmes in all the districts.

An update from the NSLSA stated that in Longleng district, the day was observed with Sakhi-One Stop Centre, police personnel, representatives from Phomla Hoichem, LLC teacher in-charge and presidents from 11 wards in Longleng town.

It stated that the project assistant of LDLSA, P Monyei Phom, spoke on fundamental rights of children under the constitution with reference to various articles, while the counsellor of Sakhi-OSC briefed on the services provided by the centre in the district.

Secretary of Longleng DLSA, Holika Sukhalu apprised on the provisions and procedures under the Pocso Act.

In Dimapur, the district legal service authority, in collaboration with Childline Nagaland, organised a webinar on Juvenile Justice Act, Pocso 2019 Act and Child Rights.

It stated that Boduve P Resu, JMFC Dimapur, spoke on Pocso Act and child rights, while Sonile Seb, retainer lawyer, spoke on compensation/ government related schemes and Susan Lotha, JJB member of Dimapur, spoke on ‘Understanding statutory support services under the integrated child protection scheme’ – a centrally sponsored scheme of government and ‘Understanding child in need of care and protection, the rehabilitation and social integration process.’ It added that 44 participants attended the webinar.

Phek DLSA, in collaboration with district task force, police, Sakhi-OSC Phek, DLCW-MSK (BBBP), CWC committee, and PTCSU, organised a seminar where the ADC of Phek Phulushe Yepthomi and the public prosecutor Samuel Ritse have briefed on Posco Act, 2012.

It stated that PTCSU president also highlighted on gender equality, digital generation and schemes available for children and adolescence girls, while the retainer lawyer Vethothi Vero spoke on child’s rights. More than 60 students and colony representatives attended the programme, it informed.

In Tuensang, the day was observed at Bethel Children Home Tuensang. The programme was organised by Kiphire DLSA, in collaboration with district child protection unit, in the DC’s conference hall, Kiphire.

It stated tgar Kiphire DLSA retainer lawyer, Bendangwati Sangtam, spoke on child’s rights.

In Zunheboto, the Zunheboto DLSA along with Sakhi- One Stop Centre organised a programme with children of Christian Education Department Alahuto, Sema Baptist Church, at PHED ground.

Easter H Yepthomi, ZDLSA retainer lawyer, was the resource person and around 200 persons attended the programme.

Kohima DLSA also observed the day with key stakeholders of the government including child welfare committee, childline, observation home, women police, Social Welfare department, district-level centre for women-MSK, women helpline.

It stated that the keynote address was delivered by its secretary Nokshei Kano, while advocate-cum-panel lawyer Mhechiete U Kenye spoke on Pocso Act and highlighted the objective and provisions of the Act,

Wokha DLSA, in collaboration with district task force, BBBP, Sakhi- One Stop Centre, DLCW-MSK and district administration, organised a programme at SMBHS School, Wokha.

It stated that the keynote address by was delivered by EAC I Yentinoungbou, while the panel lawyer M Gracy Ezung spoke on Pocso Act and case worker from Sakhi-one stop centre Thungbeni Kikon made a case presentation. It informed that about 55 students attended the programme.

Mokokchung DLSA along with Child Welfare Committee and Childline 1098 organised a programme wherein topics on ‘Legal rights of a girl child and scenario of girl child in today’s society’ were discussed. About 30 persons attended the programme.

Peren district legal services authority observed the day in Jalukie town with the CWC members, DCPU team and JJB members.

It informed that Asungbe Hau spoke on the various rights of a child covered under the Juvenile Justice (care and protection) Act 2015 and also highlighted child rights under various other laws. It added that Italang Ramlia spoke on the salient features of Pocso Act and the various offences and procedures under the Act.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 12, 2021 11:46:28 pm