MANGALDAI: Premier non government organization, ‘Seven Sisters Development Assistance’ (SeSTA) marked the ‘International Day for Elimination of Violence against Women’ at Sahitya Sabha Bhavan at Mangaldai on Saturday. The primary objective of the event was to raise awareness about the various forms of violence that women encounter and educate them on preventive measures to eradicate such acts.
Senior journalist Mayukh Goswami taking part in it emphasized the significance of financial independence as a key pillar in empowering women. Commending the efforts of SeSTA, he shared real-life stories from his professional experience to illustrate the diverse types and gravity of violence against women.
Social activist Rashmi Rekha Sharma, in her speech, shed light on the various local institutions that provide assistance to survivors of gender-based violence. She emphasized the importance of educating boys about gender-based violence, stating that it is crucial for societal change.
Senior advocate Jugal Kr. Saikia elucidated on different acts pertaining to gender-based violence and outlined ways through which individuals can benefit from these legal provisions. Rumi Tarafdar, a constitutional fellow supported by the Azim Premji Foundation, shared her journey as a fellow, contributing valuable insights to the programme.
The event concluded with an interactive question-and-answer session, fostering awareness within the community regarding gender-based violence, preventive measures, and the legal actions available to address such issues.