Intl Women’s Day observed at Kohima

Intl Women’s Day observed at Kohima
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Kohima, March 6: Nagaland University, Kohima campus observed International Women’s Day 2020 on the theme ‘I am generation equality: Securing women’s right #eachforequal’ at ladies common room, Kohima campus, NU on Friday.
Pro VC, Nagaland University, Prof M Aleminla Ao said International Women’s Day is celebrated globally to provide opportunity to reinforce that everyone has a role to play in forging a more gender balanced world. She remarked that the day not only recognizes the achievements of women who have excelled in their own fields but it marks a call of action for speeding gender equality.
Stating that the path of women’s equality has been long and challenging yet, she said despite some progress real, change has been slow in the world as not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality. She said that time has come for all to realize how far women have come and what still needs to be done and take proactive role in breaking down the barriers.
She also stressed on the need to equal share of chores at home, equal representation in politics and offices, equal in decision making bodies and equal value for girls and boy. She called on every one to collectively affirm in building a better world where all generations will live harmoniously free of violence and discrimination and where all will have equal rights and opportunity regardless of gender.
Prof Lungsang Zeliang, Department of Education said women’s rights and gender equality are taking centre stage this year and rightly so because it is a pre requisite for society to thrive. She however said that change in this direction has been unsatisfactory and terribly slow in spite of the collective efforts world over.
Lungsang said gender equality is not only about women’s rights but is also about human rights, adding it is time to challenge stereo types and take action for equality. She call on all, individually and collectively, to contribute towards empowering women and do something meaningful to create an equal world and be true to this year’s each for equal theme.
Lungsang said that the theme campaign ‘I am generation equality: Realizing women’s rights’ for an equal future marks the 25 anniversary of the Beijing declaration and platform for action by UN women, which was the most visionary declaration for empowerment of women everywhere. She added that that the campaign calls for bringing together next generation women leaders and girl leaders and also demands for equal pay equal sharing of unpaid care and domestic work, an end to sexual harassment and violence against women and girls, healthcare and equal participation in political life and decision making in all areas of life.
President NUSU, Rhilo Mero also spoke in the programme. Earlier the programme organized by Women’s Studies Centre, Nagaland University, was chaired by Thungchanbeni Kithan, Department of History and Archaeology, NU. (Page News Service)