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Ending violence against women underscored
Correspondent KOHIMA:
Published on 8 Dec. 2009 1:31 AM IST
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In an attempt to help Women identify and understand their roles in society better, a seminar on “women and her role in the society” was conducted with women folks from various organizations. Organized by Kekhrie Foundation and supported by Action Aid, India, the seminar was held at LCS building, Monday. Giving an introduction of the programme, Banamallika Choudhary from Action Aid India, Guwahati, said that violence against women was a common phenomenon in the society, and that it had varied forms. She however stated that various forms of discrimination against women could be worked upon if identified thoroughly. Banamallika Choudhary appraised the gathering that the seminar was a part of international campaign against violence against women. She also suggested that the discussions of the day could be forwarded to the community for further deliberations and implementation. Choudhary said that Action Aid India was an international organization that strives to remove poverty from the world and works in forty countries. She said that a major part of Action Aid India focuses on women. Dr. Joyce Angami, general secretary of Kekhrie Foundation, who chaired the meeting, said that women bind society together and that her role in the society should be rightly placed. She said that women should understand their roles and responsibilities better in the society. Dr. P. Ngully, chairman, Kekhrie Foundation, urged women to share and learn from each other how to respond to challenges. He said that the role of women should never be undermined, mentioning the strength of women shown during Naga conflict situation. He also urged Naga women to avail the opportunities and platform given to them and exercise their rights.

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