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Sensitization on gender rights held at Jalukie

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Dimapur, September 14: A comprehensive sensitization and awareness programme addressing personal hygiene, gender rights, and gender-based violence was conducted at Barail Valley Higher Secondary School in Jalukie on September 12. The programme was organized by the District administration in collaboration with the District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW) Peren, as part of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) initiative in Peren.
In the first session, Lungngaulie, a gender specialist from the District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW) Peren, addressed the topic of “Personal hygiene”. She emphasized that menstruation is a natural and healthy aspect of life but is often stigmatized in many societies. Lungngaulie also highlighted the importance of practicing healthy menstrual hygiene habits and the potential risks associated with poor menstrual hygiene, which can lead to reproductive and urinary tract infections (UTIs), ultimately affecting future fertility and childbirth.
The second session featured Shezholù Vero from Women Police Jalukie, who spoke about “Gender rights, issues, and gender-based Violence”. She underscored that gender rights are not exclusive to women but encompass the rights of all individuals, emphasizing equality in rights, responsibilities, and opportunities for people of all genders. Shezholù Vero also provided insights into constitutional rights available to women in India.
The session delved into the critical issue of gender-based violence, a pervasive and serious concern in India. Women and girls frequently face various forms of violence, harassment, and discrimination in both private and public domains. Despite the existence of laws and policies, the country continues to grapple with high rates of gender-based violence. The discussion encompassed violence within homes, institutions, workplaces, public spaces, and online platforms.
Shezholù Vero also stressed the importance of understanding the concept of “good touch and bad touch” and highlighted the significance of personal boundaries. (Page News Service)

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