SRCW conducts series of workshop on violence against women

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Dimapur, May 11: A workshop to address sexual harassment of women at workplace and violence against women and children with special reference to SAKHI-One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL) 181 and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao was held in the Mahila Battalion Camp, Chumukedima on Friday. It was jointly organized by the 15 NAP (IR) Mahila Battalion and State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW).
Joy Thusi Fithu, Deputy Commandant 15th NAP IR (2IC), while giving the introductory note, highlighted the significance of empowering the Mahila Battalion by equipping them with knowledge on legal rights.
The resource persons from SRCW, OSC & WHL conducted intensive session on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, legal rights of women and children, psychosocial support and further elaborated on the services of Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) and Women Helpline181, schemes initiated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, GoI.
T Aboli Metha, Commandant, 15 NAP (IR) exhorted the battalion to be vigilant as ambassadors and connect them to the service providers (OSC & 181) if they witness any forms of violence. She stressed that knowledge is power and welcomed the organizers to conduct similar workshop with new trainees in the future as well.
Over 300 personnel attended the session. The program was moderated by the State Coordinator, SRCW.
Immanuel College
Immanuel College and State Resource Centre for Women jointly organised a workshop on ‘Violence against women and children & sexual harassment of women at workplace” on May 11 at the Immanuel College auditorium for students and the faculty members.
The objective of the workshop was to educate the students as well as the faculty members about the schemes Sakhi-One Stop Centre and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, which aims to provide integrated support and assistance to women affected by violence, both in private and public space, to facilitate immediate, emergency and non-emergency access to a range of services including medical, legal, psychological and counselling support under one roof to fight against any forms of violence against women and children and also to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls.
The resource persons for the programme were Renthunglo Kikon, Call Responder, Women Helpline-181 and Lanuienla Imchen, Helpline Manager, Women Helpline-181.
The programme was chaired by Moanaro Jamir, Asst Prof, Department of Pol. Sc, introduction to Sakhi-One stop centre, 181 Women Helpline by Weri-U Mero, Centre Administrator, OSC, vote Of thanks was delivered by Miss Areni, Asst Prof Dept of Education.
(Page News Service)