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Panel discussion on gender-based violence held in Dimapur

By EMN Updated: Dec 02, 2020 2:51 pm

Dimapur, Dec. 2 (EMN): Dimapur district administration and district level centre for women-Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) and Sakhi-One Stop Centre organised a panel discussion on 16 days of activism against gender-based violence on November 30.

The programme was organised in collaboration with the North East Institute of Social Science and Research (NEISSR) on the theme ‘Orange the world: Fund, respond, prevent, collect.’

According to an update, the session was held with limited number of invitees and participants keeping in view the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

In a keynote address, the DLCW-MSK women welfare officer spoke on violence against women and the need to promote the culture of equality. She has emphasised on education and awareness as a tool to end violence against women.

The panellists of the programme were ADCP (crime branch) Relo T Aye, president of Naga Women Hoho Dimapur Sungsabeni Jamio, director of Prodigals Home K Ela, assistant professor of City Law College Elizabeth Humtsoe, and founder and chief functionary of Can Youth Jenpu Rongmei.

It stated that different panellists from different background shared their personal experiences at the grassroots citing relevant issues related to women. It added that panellists have encouraged everyone to work together and make the state a safer place by giving their best possible services.

It stated that Relo has stressed on the importance of respecting women as he pointed out that the practice of violence in the family are emulated by children which resulted in producing the same cycle towards women.

Ela shared that women with disabilities are the worst affected section of the society facing various abuses and added that such cases are even not taken up by the society.

According to Jamio, discrimination first begins within the family itself where women are subjected to violence and often tend to tolerate the injustice in silence. She encouraged women and girls to be strong and bold to raise their voices on what is right for them.

By EMN Updated: Dec 02, 2020 2:51:53 pm