DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 24: The Government of Nagaland on Tuesday launched digital campaign for elimination of violence against women on the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
Commissioner and Secretary, Department of Social Welfare and Administrator, Nagaland State Social Welfare Board, Sarah R Ritse launched the campaign virtually.
In her message, Ritse stated that it is our collective responsibility to ensure women’s safety, and encouraged everyone to participate in the online digital campaign. The day marks the launch of the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, which culminates on December 10 (Human Rights Day).
This year, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is observed on the theme, “We are in it together: Let’s end gender-based violence.”
The digital activities are being jointly organized by the Department of Social Welfare, Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW), Nagaland State Social Welfare Board (NSSWB), State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW) Nagaland-Mahila Shakti Kendra, and 181-Women Helpline (WHL) Nagaland. They include an online pledge campaign, poetry slam video competition, awareness video on pledge campaign, IEC on ‘Legal entitlements to empower women’, and an awareness video on service providers 181-WHL & Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC).
The poetry slam video competition is open to those aged 15-30 years of age, with cash prizes of Rs 15000, Rs 12000 and Rs 8000 respectively for the winners. For more information on the competition, and the online pledge campaign, one may follow the official Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts of the SRCW Nagaland, and/or 181-Women Helpline Nagaland.
At the district level, the district administration under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) programme will also organize various activities with the MSK-District Level Centres for Women (DLCWs) and Sakhi-OSCs to commemorate the occasion.
(Page News Service)