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NSCW urges Tuensang women to play proactive role in peacemaking

By EMN Updated: Mar 06, 2015 11:29 pm

Dimapur, March 6

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Nagaland State Commission for Women has urged women of the tribal communities living in Tuensang district to take a more proactive role in peacemaking and communal harmony. Tuensang district is gradually limping back to normalcy after a tense month of violence between two communities, the Chang and the Yimchunger, following what is understood to be a protracted land dispute.Officials of the Nagaland State Commission for Women visited Tuensang and nearby town, Shamator town, on March 4. The commission visited the district in connection with the launch of a program marking International Women’s Day, the commission informed in a note issued to the media on Friday, March 6.
The members of the commission met with leaders of local organizations Chang Khulei Setchang and Chang Thangjam Setchang in the CKS Hall in Tuensang town.
In Shamator town, the members of the women commission met with community leaders of the Yimchungru Tribal Council, Yimchungru Women’s Organization, Yimchungru Akhire Association (students) and leaders of the Yimchungru Baptist Church.
During interactions with community leaders in Tuensang and Shamator, members of the commission explained the significance of International Women’s Day and emphasized the ‘power of women’ and the role they can play as peacemakers in the society.
The officials of the commission urged the women’s organizations of the region to take up more proactive roles in creating a harmonious environment.
The commission’s leaders also appealed to the leaders of the tribal communities to ‘sit together with mutual trust and understanding’ so that the ‘future generation can live in peace and harmony.’

By EMN Updated: Mar 06, 2015 11:29:55 pm