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‘Violence against women is an evil practice’

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By EMN Updated: Oct 04, 2019 1:06 am
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M Shayung Phom with the officials and participants at the awareness programme on violence against women on Wednesday in Longleng.

Dimapur, Oct. 3 (EMN): District administration Longleng in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK-DLCW) and Sakhi – One stop Centre Longleng organised an awareness programme on violence against women in commemoration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2 at badminton indoor stadium Longleng.
A press release issued by the DPRO office informed that deputy commissioner of the district, M Shayung Phom spoke on some common violence prevailing in Nagaland that are ignored by the society.

He emphasised on violence against women like physical and metal harassment by alcoholic husbands, blaming women for not conceiving of a child, and giving birth to a girl child. He added that “violence against women is one evil practice in our society” and encouraged the women to be brave, fight for their right, create awareness about Helpline centres in Nagaland, help each other, and file a complaint at the nearest police station if they face harassment.

Speaking about child labour, Phom mentioned how a child, who is supposed to attend school and enjoy his childhood like any other children, is forced to work that hampers their health and childhood. He urged the gathering to stop such evil practice through unity between husband and wife.

In order to run a smooth and peaceful society, he said, ‘it is the responsibility of every citizen to begin from a family because Education and change starts in a family.’ ‘The Future of a society is in the hands of the father and mother; so if the husband and wife are united, naturally violence in the society will meet its end,’ he added.

M Mane Phom, retainer lawyer (LDLSA), also spoke on legal services provided by Nagaland State legal Service authority for violence and crime against women and children.

Awareness prog. on violence against women held in Mon
The Mon district administration, Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) and Sakhi-One Stop Centre Mon organised an awareness programme on “Violence against Women and its impact and Women-centric Schemes” in commemoration of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

This was informed by DC Mon Thavaseelan K through a press release on Thursday.
Ngepshom Konyak, women welfare officer of MSK-district level centre for women, spoke on women-centric schemes such as MSK, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, women helpline 181, Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA) and Pradhan Mantri Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) at the event. She also stressed on the need for women to come together as one.

Lily Konyak C, centre administrator Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC), spoke on the rights of women, domestic violence and human trafficking.

Angun Lily, counsellor OSC made a presentation on violence against women and its impacts. He also highlighted legal rights of women such as right to zero FIR, right to privacy, right to free legal aid, right to virtual complaints, right to untimely registration, right to confidentiality in the police station, right to no arrest, no sexual harassment and rape is a crime.

The programme was attended by Konyak Nyupuh Sekho Khong (KNSK) ward presidents and 10 members each from the 11 Wards of Mon town.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 04, 2019 1:06:41 am