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APSCW Conducts Legal Awareness Programme at Roing

Publish Date : 11/11/2019

Roing, Nov 11: Stop gender discrimination and gender conditioning of your children at home, advised APSCW Chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi while addressing the people during the Legal Awareness Programme Conducted at the Central Rekho Cheta, Roing today.

She explained that we tend to treat girls different from boys and assign them different roles. While girls are taught household work and responsibilities of the family, the boys are left free and learn to feel entitled, which needs to stop as this discrimination at home leads to discrimination in the family and in the society.

The Chairperson added that people have the wrong perception of the Commission’s awareness activities being only for women, which is wrong and there is a need for participation from across all sections of the society as when men help their female counterparts to be empowered, then the society goes forward. A society cannot progress without women getting equal rights and status, she said.

She also spoke on evils of polygamy, early marriage, domestic violence, customary practices detrimental for women and stressed on the need to register marriages which will help check early marriage and polygamy.

She also informed the gathering about the APSCW’s recommendation for 33% reservation in govt jobs and legislative assembly for women and the compulsory registration of marriage in Arunachal Pradesh.

Deputy Commissioner Mitali Namchoom informed about the functions and mandate of the APSCW and stressed on the importance of education in bringing about a change in the status of women in the society.

APSCW Member Likha Joya spoke on compulsory registration of marriage and free legal aid and Maternity Benefit Act 1961. SP S. K. Sain, Karmo Chotton, Nabam Yeni, DPO Marto Dirchi, Adv Bahe Mickrow and SI Pansa gave talks as resource persons during the programme.

Lomi Linggi, President of Enjalumenda Women’s Empowerment Forum, Roing submitted a memorandum on the need for a shelter home, de-addiction and rehabilitation centre and vocational training institute for distressed and destitute women in the district and the need to conduct a consultative meeting with all CBOs and women’s NGOs regarding women’s right to property.

The Legal Awareness Programme was organised by Enjalumenda Women’s Empowerment Forum, Roing in collaboration with APSCW on topics- crime against women & POCSO Act , Skill Development(Industrial & Vocational Training) and various schemes of government for women, customary practices with special emphasis on land and marriage laws. Maternity benefit act 1961, function of women NGOs/ SHGs and various women related issues and laws etc.

—>N. Namchoom, DIPRO

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