SHILLONG, June 19: The Awareness Programme on Children and Women’s Rights has been formally launched by Meghalaya Chief Secretary, PBO Warjri here on Friday.
The Awareness programme is being organized by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR), Meghalaya and the State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), Meghalaya in collaboration with the Social Welfare Department, Meghalaya and Round Table, India supported by Shillong Round Table.
The awareness programmes will be conducted in 28 schools and colleges from June 19 to July 31, in East Khasi Hills district with the aim of creating awareness on issues relating to sexual health, child trafficking, substance abuse, early marriages, violence against women and girl child, life skills etc.
Speaking at the iugural function as Chief Guest, Warjri said that children are being deprived of certain rights. Adults should treat children with love and care and must ensure that every right that is entitled to them should be given to them, he added.
The Chief Secretary encouraged the school children to respect each other and urged them to not only fight for their own rights but also ensure that others who are also being deprived of such rights get it too.
The lectures and interactive sessions with the school children that followed the iugural function was facilitated by the Chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR), Meghalaya, the Mission Director and personnel of the State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW), Meghalaya.
Awareness Programme on Children and Women's Rights launched