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LEH conducts seminar on legal rights

By Abenthung Kikon Updated: Jul 14, 2022 11:17 pm
LEH office bearers along with women leaders of Wokha town during the one-day seminar on legal rights and safety of women.

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Wokha, July 14 (EMN): Lotha Eloe Hoho (LEH) conducted a seminar for women leaders on legal rights and safety of women on July 14 at Wokha District Village Council Chairman Association (WDVCCA) hall in Wokha town.

Speaking on the rights of women, Thungbeni Kikon, case workers at Saki-One Stop Center (OSC), Wokha, claimed that women were not treated equally or ignored and least paid comparing to their male counterparts in manual work.

Despite the tall claim on gender equality propagated in the society, Thungbeni alleged that women were deprived or harassed or been ignored by the society and treated inferior. She, therefore, called upon the women to fight against the discrimination prevailing in the society. She further opined that girl child should have inheritance rights.

While speaking on the safety and security of women, R Lochumbeni, officer in-charge of women cell, Wokha, admitted that women were often made a victim in many cases. She added that many cases of abuse and violence against women go unreported.

In this regard, she urged the public to report cases of violence against women so that justice is delivered to the deserving victims. She further urged the community to support the victims in distress and enable them live an independent life.

Expressing concern on the alarming rate of drug use among the younger generation, Lochumbeni called upon the women leaders to support the police department in fighting against drug menace in the society.

The programme was attended by leaders of various women organisations in Wokha town.

By Abenthung Kikon Updated: Jul 14, 2022 11:17:59 pm