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NSCW highlights role of men in patriarchal society

By EMN Updated: Oct 23, 2021 10:23 pm
NSCW team during the visit to Women Police Station in Jalukie town on October 22.

Dimapur, Oct. 23 (EMN): Chairperson of the Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW), Khrienuo Tachu, has underlined the important role of men in a patriarchal society as protector against various discriminations faced by women and girl child and stated that ‘good patriarchy ensures a safe society resulting in less discrimination thereby safeguarding women and girl child.’

Tachu stated this during a one-day legal awareness programme held in Jalukie town in Peren district on October 22. The awareness programme was organised in collaboration with the Jalukie Town Women Welfare Organisation (JTWWO) and supported by the National Commission for Women (NCW). Asserting that NSCW was committed to the empowerment of women and girls, Tachu stressed on the need to nurture the girl child and give quality education. She also encouraged developing entrepreneurial skills to become self-productive and self-reliant by upholding the value of dignity of labour.

She also appealed to the gathering to render equal treatment to both the boy and girl child, which she said, should start from every home. The chairperson was impressed and encouraged to witness many men amidst the gathering.

Italang Ramlia, panel lawyer of Peren district legal services authority, facilitated the session on “Legal Rights,” wherein he highlighted the various legal rights for women guaranteed by the Indian Constitution such as the sexual harassment of women at workplace (prevention, prohibition and redressal) Act 2013, Law of maintenance of women in India, and Rights available to an arrested person/women in India etc.

Asuni, administrator of Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) Peren, facilitated the session on “Forms of gender based violence and services of one stop centre,” where she gave a brief introduction on the functioning of the OSC, the various services available and how to avail them.

The main objective of OSC, according to her, was to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence both in public and private spaces under one roof and also to facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access services including medical, legal, psychological and counselling etc. She also highlighted on the women helpline 181, their importance and assistance provided to aggrieved women.

Hauneu Haika, president of chairmen union, Jalukie, spoke on “The way forward,” where he sought equal platform for women in every sphere. He was optimistic that every woman has the capability and potential to perform on bigger platforms.

The programme was chaired by Bodeno S Colo, NSCW secretary and joint secretary of the Social Welfare department, while the vote of thanks was proposed by Adai Iheilung, former president of Jalukie Town Women Welfare Organisation.

Report stated that NSCW team also visited the community health centre in Jalukie and interacted with the doctors and nurses and expressed their gratitude for taking good care of the patients especially during the pandemic. They also met a patient and extended a token to her.

The NSCW team also visited the Women Police Station in Jalukie and interacted with the officials. The team later inspected the ongoing construction of the Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) located in the new DC complex, Peren.

By EMN Updated: Oct 23, 2021 10:23:59 pm