Dimapur, November 29: In commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, the Kiphire district administration in collaboration with Manila Shakti Kendra and Sakhi – one stop centre held 16 days activism against gender based violence on November 29, at Deluxe point Kiphire under the theme “Orange the world: Generation Equality stands against rape”.
SDO (C) Kiphire, Nyempo Wallim in her opening remarks stated that the 16 days activism is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. He said that orange color symbolizes a bright future, free of violence and love. It also serves as a means of demonstrating solidarity in eliminating all forms of violence and it is therefore used as the color of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and under one umbrella we can stand united to fight physically, verbally and emotionally and say no to violence against women.
She also urged all the tribal women leaders to support daughters and sisters against rape and to raise their voice so that the culprits can be punished.
Officer in Charge, Women Police stated that women police station and apex women bodies are also there to assist women against rape cases or any other violence, and requested the women to immediately report to the nearest police station or even to sakhi – one stop centre without any hesitation so that they can take care of the victim and punish the culprit at the right time.
Short speeches were also delivered by the students of Zisaji Presidency College, Loyola Hr. Sec. School, Government Hr. Sec. School, Eastern Sumi Totimi House, Tikhir Women Association and Akheda Sangtamlaru Thsimujang, Kiphire Lihyung.
(Page News Service)