Panel discussion on gender-based violence

Panel discussion on gender-based violence
Panellists and participants at the discussion held on November 30.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 12/1/2020 10:28:32 AM IST

District administration Dimapur, District Level Centre for Women-MSK & Sakhi-One Stop Centre, Dimapur in collaboration with North East Institute of Social Science and Research (NEISSR) organised a panel discussion on “16 days of activism against gender based violence” on November 30 under the theme “orange the world: fund, respond, prevent, collect”.

A press release by DLCW-MSK stated that keynote address was given by WWO, DLCW-MSK where she spoke on violence against women and the need to promote culture of equality. She said that in order to achieve, education and awareness were the tools to be used.  

The panel discussion was moderated by Vitonuo Gugu Haralu with panellists ADCP Crime Branch, Dimapur, Relo T Aye, president, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Sungsabeni Jamio, director, Prodigal Home Dimapur, K Ela, assistant professor, City Law College Dimapur, Elizabeth Humtsoe and founder & chief functionary, Can Youth, Dimapur Jenpu Rongmei.

Relo stressed that the practice of violence inside the family was captured by the children which resulted in producing the same cycle towards women, while Ela shared that women with disabilities were worst affected section of the society facing various abuses and such cases were not taken up by the society.

Sungsabeni Jamio addressed the issues of discrimination which first begins within the family where women are subjected to violence and often tend to tolerate the injustice in silence. 

Elizabeth gave a brief insight on the importance of individual rights in availing services provided by the law and the government. 

Jenpu Rongmei stressed on the need for proper advocacy, community based policy and the compromises of violence in the name of religion.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by district coordinator, DLCW-MSK Dimapur, Dhonthaidi Langthasa, professor NEISSR, Dr Toli Kiba pronounced invocation and welcome address by principal NEISSR, Rev Dr C.P Anto. Vote of thanks was delivered by Bovili K Chishi, case worker, Sakhi, Dimapur.

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