Call to end violence against women

Call to end violence against women
Participants of the ‘solitary walk’ in Longleng on December 10. (DIPR)
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/10/2019 12:11:55 PM IST

Calling for elimination of violence against women and girls, womenfolk staged a “solitary walk” from Hukphang junction till Lempong junction Longleng on December 10. 

The event was held in commemoration of 16 days activism against gender based violence organised by District Task Force Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Mahila Shakti Kendra, One Stop Centre in collaboration with Phomla Hoichem Longleng at Hukphang Junction Longleng. 

According to DIPR, during the solitary walk women held placards and shouted slogan like “save the girl child, stop discriminating women, we hate rape” etc.

Delivering keynote address, DC Longleng, Shayung Phom spoke on how to eliminate violence against women in the society. He said women alone cannot fight against any sort of violence but men should also come forward, raise their voice for the safety of their wife, sisters, daughters and society at large.

He also highlighted various schemes launched by the government of India for the welfare and safeguard of women and girl child. He further encouraged not only the women but also men folk to keep updated with the certain schemes for the welfare of their family and society in general.

Brief introduction on gender equality was given by Ongthai Phom, vice president Phomla Hoichem Longleng. 

Awareness on BBBP, MSK and OSC was given by Shitung Phom, district coordinator MSK Longleng and Nyangyungsangla Phom Counselor OSC Longleng. 

The programme was chaired by Merenjenla Phom, joint secretary, Phomla Hoichem and invocation by Niamla Phom, women pastor LTBC.

Peren: In Peren, the district administration in collaboration with Sakhi - One  Stop Center, Mahila Shakti Kendra and Pradhan Mantri Mantri Vandana Yojana ( PMMVY) organised an awareness programme on violence against women on December 7, at Town Square, Peren town under the theme “ Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”. 

Resource person Dr. Hiazuheing Ndang, Pastor, Police Baptist Church, Peren in his speech said women were often treated as sex object and business material rather than being valued in positive way. He urged to stop violence against women and to love women as men love and respect themselves. 

Pelingrangle, president, Peren Town Women Welfare Association, in her short speech said violence against women has become a global issue and to stop this violence it needed collective effort. 

She further called for organising more awareness programmes and activities to stop violence against women. 

Sakhi- One Stop Center theme song was also released by the Voice of Calling Peren (VCP) and the role play based on “violence against women” was presented by the Peren Government College. 

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