Workshop on gender sensitization held


SHILLONG, Feb 27: A one day workshop on “Gender Sensitization” was conducted on Monday, at Conference Room, office of the DGP, Meghalaya, Shillong which was attended by more than 40 officers of Meghalaya Police ranging from Sub-Inspectors to Superintendents of Police.

The programme was organized to sensitize officers of Meghalaya Police on issues relating to investigating crimes against children and women. The workshop also aimed at educating the officers on the need to be sensitive on gender issues especially while dealing with cases of crimes against women and children.

S.B. Singh, IPS, Director General of Police, Meghalaya addressed the workshop wherein he stressed upon the need to sensitize officers at various levels regarding the need to properly investigate crime against women and children.

Further, the need to be sensitive on gender issues as per provisions of law was stressed upon by the Director General of Police. The workshop was divided into four technical sessions.

The first session was chaired by T. Phanbuh, Chairperson, State Commission for Women and a lecture was delivered by H. Nongpluh, IPS, IGP (TAP), Meghalaya wherein he touched upon the various aspects of Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act 2012 and also the Crimil Amendment Act of 2013.

The last session was chaired by L.M. Sangma, Chairman, MPSC in which a panel consisting of N.D. Shullai, Advocate, Khalid Khan, Govt. Advocate, N.G. Shylla, Govt. Advocate, I.C. Jha, Public Prosecutor, East Khasi Hills and Rosan Lyngdoh, Board of Director, Impulse NGO took part and discussed various issues relating to prosecution of cases of crimes against women and children.