Awareness on Sakhi-One Stop Centre conducted


Dimapur, May 13: Sakhi-One stop centre Longleng conducted awareness programme on women centric issues and rights at Vision Vale School Longleng on May 7. The main objective of the programme was to create awareness, disseminate information and educate the staff and students.
Speaking on the occasion, Centre Administrator C. Henchem Phom highlighted the functioning of OSC and its benefits towards women in general. She talked about violence and abuses faced by women in the community and society at large and encouraged the students and teachers to be aware and educate people of the services and support provided at the centre.
She also encouraged the gathering, especially the girls, to stop being introvert and fight for their rights while facing problems such as sexual harassment, verbal abuse, economic abuse, obscene remarks, domestic violence, physical violence and other negative impacts. While highlighting these problems, she challenged the gathering to be a change maker and to rise up and report such problems to the centre.
OSC counselor, Nyangyungsangla spoke on the various legal rights & Acts such as right to survival, information, development, education, Juvenile justice Act, POSCO Act. The program was chaired by Bauom Phom, IT OSC.
Zunheboto: Sakhi- One stop centre Zunheboto conducted awareness programme in six higher secondary schools in Zunheboto from April 24 to May 11. The programme was conducted to increase knowledge and awareness among women and children of their legal rights, protection, care and responsibilities.
According to its Centre Administrator, Alovini Yeptho, Sakhi- one stop centre was launched by Ministry of Women and Children, Government of India to cater to women affected by violence in different walks of life and that speedy and hassle free services will be provided for aggrieved women. She further said that the helpline no. 181 is open 24×7. She spoke on prohibition of Child Marriage Act 2006 and the effects of child marriage.
The schools where awareness campaign was conducted included Olympic Higher Secondary School, Love Dale Higher Secondary School, Corner Stone Higher Secondary School, Woodland Higher Secondary School, Government Higher Secondary School and Immanuel Higher Secondary School.
(Page News Service)