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Legal awareness programme held at Tuensang

Nagaland News

Dimapur, October 4: Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) supported by National Commission for Women (NCW) and in coordination with Changsao Thangjam Setshang (CTS) organized a 1-day legal awareness programme on domestic violence at Tuensang Town on September 30.
In the Introductory note, W. Nginyeih Konyak, NSCW member, said the NSCW is organizing the programme to bridge the gap involving all stakeholders, including legal experts, police and academics, tribal hohos, civil societies, and people at grassroots.
Resource person in the first session, Khengo, DWO Office, highlighted Social Welfare Department’s implementing and monitoring of welfare schemes under National Social Assistance programmes.
In the second session, P. Herola, Panel Lawyer, TDLSA, spoke on ‘Protection of women from domestic violence’, its prevention, prohibition and maintenance under the Act. Chilliam, Officer-in-Charge, Women Police Station Tuensang spoke on the ‘Role of police in dealing with domestic violence’ and highlighted important laws for protection of women under IPC in the third session.
The NSCW team also visited Tuensang District Hospital, Women Police Station, Sakhi-One Stop Centre and District Jail, as part of its annual activities to interact and assess the liveability, safety and protection of women inmates.
(Page News Service)

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