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NSCW conducts 2nd phase of tour


Dimapur, February 26: The Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) led by its Chairperson W Nginyeih Konyak, along with members Kekhrienuo Meyase, and Akokla Longchar, began its 2nd phase of the District tour from February 19 to 24, and visited Noklak, Shamator, Tuensang, Mokokchung and Zunheboto Districts.
A press release informed that the NSCW team held meetings with District Apex tribal women organisations for discussion on various issues related to women.
During the discussion, the Chairperson emphasised the need to create more awareness on various issues such as cybercrime, domestic violence and providing a safe medium for afflicted women. And also encouraged apex women organization from the districts to continue to play an active role in collaboration with the District Administration, Police and other line departments to promote and protect women welfare and empowerment.
During the District Hospitals and District Jails visit, the team had interacted with the medical officers, nurses and took a tour of the hospital wards, and also with the jail officials and female inmates. The team also visited the Women Police Stations and Sakhi-One Stop Centres at Tuensang, Mokochung and Zunheboto respectively.
During the visit, various challenges faced by the institutions with regard to women welfare and protection of their rights were discussed and the need of various mechanisms to address the issue of women affected by violence and substance abuse.
The team also interacted with District Welfare Officers, who are also the designated District Protection Officer for Domestic Violence. The NSCW also examined the socio-economic conditions and welfare programmes available to women through various Govt. schemes and its proper and judicious implementation.
The Commission also paid a courtesy visit to the District Administrations and Superintendents of Police, and during the course of interaction the Chairperson also brought up the importance of setting up of the Internal Complaint Committee under POSH Act 2013, to address the issue of sexual harassment at workplace.
The Chairperson reiterated the need to strengthen rehabilitation services and emphasised the importance of the role of District Administration, Police, and their collective efforts to tackle the menace of substance abuse and safety and security of women in the district.
(Page News Service)