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‘Night walk’ in Kohima to promote women safety

‘Night walk’ in Kohima to promote women safety
Womenfolk during the ‘Night Walk’ in Kohima, Sunday. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/1/2020 12:48:57 PM IST

Along with rest of the nation, Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) in collaboration with National Commission for Women (NCW) organised “night walk” in the State Capital on Sunday as part of a nationwide campaign to promote women safety. 

Hundreds of young and old women from different walks of life participated in the walk with banners and placards that read Keep your sisters safe everywhere”, “Stay safe, stay blessed”, “Public spaces must be safe spaces”, “Safety isn’t expensive, it is priceless”, “Keep your mothers safe everywhere”, etc. 

The walk started from TCP gate junction to Razhü point and culminated at old MLA junction on. Few men also participated in the walk with placards that read “I promote women’s safety”. 

The main objective of the night walk was to advocate women rights to occupy public spaces as an unconditional right and to reach out to a wider audience for women’s safety on the road, especially at night.

NSCW’s first chairperson Sano Vamuzo flagged off the night walk at TCP gate. Speaking on the occasion, she said “We have to love one another, starting from family. We have to love our neighbours. We have to love everyone. We have to love even our enemies.”

In her speech, NSCW’s current chairperson Khrienuo Tachu stressed that safety of women 24x7 in public spaces was essential and important for wholesome growth of societies across the world. 

Mentioning that cases of violence against women had not decreased even in the 21st century, she said for this reason, NCW had directed all State women commissions to organise night walks on March 1 from 7 pm onwards across the State capitals of India.

Tachu explained that the main objective of the night walk was to emphasise safe environment for women and their right to occupy public spaces sans time, normalise their visibility in public spaces, scale up and reach to a wider audience the issue of women’s safety on the road, especially during night, and facilitate a progressive mindset change in the society and eradicate victim and self-blaming.  Hence, along with rest of the country, NSCW too organised the night walk in the State Capital. 

 

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