Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) urged to eschew polygamy
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) vice chairperson Nabam Yahi Tad has said that women need to understand that the ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act
ROING: Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) vice chairperson Nabam Yahi Tad has said that women need to understand that the 'Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act' was made to safeguard women against domestic violence and not to misuse it for personal act of revenge.
She said this while discouraging polygamy during a one-day legal awareness programme held at Dambuk near here on Monday.
Yahi said that a woman or a mother should always convince her daughter not to marry an already-married person which leads to the tag of 'home breaker'. Women need to understand the needs of the changing times and not allow the practice of polygamy, she said.
She also enjoined upon all to register their marriages.
"Emphasis on the imperative need to protect the future generations from the drugs menace is also another important matter of concern. The public and the Panchayat leaders must make it a mission to curb the menace in its infancy," she said, adding that selling drugs may be profitable for someone but it will destroy a large chunk of the population.
The one-day legal awareness programme, which was sponsored by the APSCW and conducted by the district administration and AMYAA NGO, Roing, witnessed the participation of 175 participants of the Dambuk area.
The other members present also spoke on parenting skills (good & poor parenting) and basic child rights that every parents need to know and be aware of.
Advocate Bulia Pulu spoke on awareness of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005, types of domestic violence, legal support for victims of domestic violence and legal rights of women in general.
Meanwhile, SDPO W Ramwa highlighted creation of awareness on drugs and substance abuse, role of police and community available data and the need for joint action to stop the drug menace and cybercrime.
EAC (Dambuk) Olom Panggeng and RK Paul Chawang, president (AMYAA NGO) also spoke on the occasion.
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