KOHIMA: Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC), Longleng conducted an awareness programme on women-centric issues and rights at Vision Vale School Longleng recently. The main objective of the programme was to create awareness, disseminate information and educate the staff and students. Speaking on the occasion, the Centre Administrator C. Henchem Phom highlighted the functioning of OSC and its benefits towards women in general, stated a release. She also dwelt on the violence and abuses faced by the women in the community and society at large and encouraged the students and teachers to be aware and educate people of the services and support provided at the Centre. She encouraged the gathering, especially the girls, to stop being an introvert and fight for their rights while facing problems such as sexual harassment, verbal abuse, economic abuse, obscene remarks, domestic violence, physical violence and other negative impacts. While highlighting these problems, she challenged the gathering to be a change maker and to rise up and report such problems to the centre. OSC counselor Nyangyungsangla spoke on the various legal rights and Acts such as the rights to survival, information, development, and education, the Juvenile justice Act, and the POSCO Act among others. The programme was chaired by Bauom Phom, IT OSC.
ZUNHEBOTO: Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC), Zunheboto conducted an awareness programme on the Centre and women helpline 181 in six higher secondary schools in Zunheboto recently. The programme was conducted to increase knowledge and awareness among women and children of their legal rights, protection, care and responsibilities. according to its Centre Administrator, Alovini Yeptho, the Sakhi-OSC was launched by the Ministry of Women and Children to cater to women affected by violence in different walks of life and to ensure speedy and hassle-free services for the aggrieved women. She further said that the helpline 181 is open 24X7. She spoke on the Child Marriage Act, 2006 and the negative effects of child marriage. The schools where the awareness campaigns were conducted included Olympic Higher Secondary School, Love Dale Higher Secondary School, Corner Stone Higher Secondary School, Woodland Higher Secondary School, Government Higher Secondary School and Immanuel Higher Secondary School.
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