Kiphire, July 30: District Administration, District Level Centre for Women (MSK) & Sakhi one stop centre organised a programme on World Day Against Trafficking in Persons on July 30 at Deluxe point, Kiphire Town.
Wetsho Lasushe EAC (P) in his short speech thanked the organisers for helping Kiphire town to converse and to mark this day with the rest of world. Human trafficking is a serious crime that exploits children, women and men for numerous purposes indulging in force labour and sex.
He mentioned that every country is affected by human trafficking and it is so sad that our people our state is no exception. A business where a women are compelled to provide commercial sex, steals the children and making their life miserable.
Human traffickers do not come with devilish look or schemes but often it comes with deceitful looks and schemes, he said. Women, children and weaker sections of the society are the targeted and valuable. Parents, youths, students and society as a whole must be visualised at all times to such deceitful agendas. He also encouraged all the citizens of Kiphire to prevent to cooperate and to fight against the trafficking.
Addl. SP Kiphire, Sentilong highlighted that trafficking can be manifested in so many ways including prostitution, child labour, domestic workers, begging, child marriage, illegal adoption and organ Trade.
Anybody can be a victim to traffickers, so if this things happen in the locality, immediately complain should primarily have to be lodge at police station or even in the District Magistrate, he said further calling upon all students, teenagers to be more aware about the trafficking to be save in days to come.
NCC, Kiphire presented a street play on the world day against trafficking. Awareness on trafficking was given by Tsosing Counsellor, (OST) where she called upon all the students to take action in the campus, join or establish a club to raise awareness about the human trafficking and initiate actions throughout the local community and also to work with a local religious community or congregation to help and stop this trafficking by supporting a victim service, provider or spreading awareness of human trafficking.
Church leaders, school students, NGOs, Ward leaders attended the programme. The programme was chaired by Visuthong T. District Coordinator (MSK).
Joining the rest of the world Wokha district also observed World Day Against Trafficking In Person on July 30 at DBHSS Youth Centre organized by District Administration in collaboration with Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) and Sakhi-One Stop Centre. The programme was held under the theme “You Can Free Me”.
Theme speaker, Adv. Shanchobeni P Lotha, Project Assistant, WDLSA while addressing the gathering said the root causes of trafficking is poverty, lack of employment opportunities, low socio-economic status, lack of education and awareness and appealed to all to put thoughtful efforts to address the issue and fight against trafficking.
She emphasized on the intervention of central & state government initiatives like protection homes for girls which provide, custodial care, education, vocational training and rehabilitation.
Women Welfare Officer, MSK, Dr. Wonchano E Enny enlightening the participants about the activities of Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) said MSK is a new scheme introduced to give support service and empower rural women through skill development, digital, health and nutrition.
Adv. Nancy said Sakhi-One stop centre emphasizes on providing integrated support and assistance under one roof to women affected by violence in private and public spaces within the family, community and at work place, or women facing physical, sexual, emotional and economic abuse irrespective of age, caste, educational status and religion. She further added that the centre also provides counseling and legal assistance to fight against any form of violence against women.
The programme was chaired by EAC (P) Molosangla Ozkum while vote of thanks was delivered by EAC (P) Yentinoungbou.
District Lead POSHAN Abhiyan organised an exclusive female marathon race in commemoration of World Day Against Trafficking In Person on July 30 at Tuensang. The marathon was themed with “A Marathon to Free” which was participated by hundreds of women both young and old.
DC Tuensang, Mohammed Ali Shihab was the special guest of the event where he applauded the concern departmental officials for successfully bringing up such a programme which helps in giving awareness on Human Trafficking. He also urged the public and the participants that girl child education is very important for the change of the society. We have a short life and children are a blessing from God; so children free from mental and physical bondages is our duty, he added.
Addressing the participants he said “we are the good will ambassadors against human trafficking, so it should not just end up with a marathon race but awareness should go beyond boundaries and every villages so that the general public will benefit from this campaign.
He said “Human trafficking does not meant it’s a big scale activity but it starts from the kitchen chores and domestic works and forced labours. We should not silently witness those around us but play play an active role to stop before it becomes a social menace.”
The programme was led by P.H. Ramaikalo, SBP District Lead POSHAN Abhiyan and Rev. Sangkap Pastor TTBL graced the event with invocation.
After the formal programme, DC Tuensang flagged off the marathon race from TTBL Church Compound with the finishing line at Clock Tower Tuensang.
Kathi and Musem secured the first and second place respectively while Hanji M was third and other top seven finishers were awarded with consolation prize. DC Tuensang flagged off the Marathon race.
The International Day on Anti Human Trafficking was observed today by district administration Phek DLCW, Mahila Shakti Kendra Phek & Sakhi- One Stop Centre, Phek in collaboration with DEF Phek & 5th NAP Bn Phek.
Altogether, 300 participants, comprising of law enforcement personnel, youth, leaders from different organizations and NGOs attended the programme.
T. Lemlila Sangtam SDO (C) Phek in her keynote address highlighted the aims and objectives of conducting International Day on Anti Human Trafficking.
She also stressed that such a day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights”.
Ketubu, DCPO Phek highlighted the importance of spreading awareness and sensitization campaign regarding Anti Human Trafficking.
Jitsiasa Nyusou, Centre Administrator Sakhi- One Stop Centre, Phek presented a documentary on human trafficking while Vileno Kapu Women Welfare Officer DLCW, Mahila Shakti Kendra Phek emphasized on the importance of empowering women by availing women related Schemes and programmes to alleviate the menace in the society.
Samuel Pohena and DLCW MSK, Phek enthralled the event with a special number.
Earlier, James Ovung, SDPO Phek chaired the programme while welcome address was delivered by Hongkin Chang Dy. C.O. 5th NAP Bn.
Tokavi Achumi, Additional SP Phek proposed vote of thanks.
(Page News Service)