Awareness programme in Zunheboto, Peren, Mokokchung

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/2/2019 11:57:10 AM IST

Awareness programme on violence against women and children in commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi was held on October 2 at Zunheboto and Peren. 

Zunheboto: Office of the DC Zunheboto in collaboration with Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) organised the programme at town hall Zunheboto.

According to DIPR report, Alovini Yepthomi, centre administrator Sakhi-OSC explained about Sakhi-OSC, while Litsenthung Kikon, EAC Zunheboto in his speech stressed on making Zunheboto a safer district for women and children. He exhorted people to always come forward or approach NGOs like Sakhi-OSC for help. He also added that the primary cause of domestic violence is alcohol and so urged the people to refrain from taking alcohol. He also spoke about child marriage, women trafficking, child labour and that such practices should be totally restricted or checked by everyone. He also added that proper education is a must for women empowerment and so parents should try to give proper education to children. Nagaholi Awomi, panel lawyer ZDLSA spoke on legal services provided by Nagaland state legal service authority for women and children and Aketo K Yeptho, youth leader, ZTSBC said the benediction prayer.

Peren: Peren district administration along with Sakhi-OSC and Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) organized the programme at Jalukie town.

A press release from PMMVY cell, Peren district coordinator Keyizieteing Ndang stated that, advocate Asuni, penal lawyer of District Legal Services Authority spoke on the topic.

Lungngaulie, district coordinator of MSK gave a brief highlight, Peheilusile Haisobe, case worker of Sakhi-OSC highlighted about the centre and Ibamsile Dwaswang, centre coordinator of Childline gave a brief highlight about Child Helpline. Programme was attended by St. Xavier College, St. Xavier hr. Sec. School, Ikiesing Memorial School, Ibaung Thou Memorial School, Barail Valley Hr. Sec. School, Christian High School, Jalukie town Women Welfare Organization and Child Helpline. Around 300 participants attended the programme.

Mokokchung:  District Level Centre for Women-Mahila Shakti Kendra (DLCW-MSK) and Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC), Mokokchung conducted awareness for the anganwadi workers of Ongpangkong North. A press release from Sakhi-OSC stated that resource persons was Moamenla Longkumer, women welfare officer (DLCW), Mokokchung. She shared on different forms of violence against women and children and the effect on mental health. She encouraged the women to be bold and stand up for their rights and shared on different services provided for the women in case of emergency which are Women helpline 181, Sakhi-One Stop Centre, Legal aid services, counselling services and different helpline numbers which will be available 22x7 for the welfare of women. Government schemes/programmes, training and capacity building for empowerment of women was also shared. Nukshinaro district coordinator MSK chaired the programme. CDPO of Ongpangkong North, Talisangla also attended.

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