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Capacity building on protection of women from domestic violence held in Tamenglong

The programme was organised by District Legal Services Authority, Tamenglong.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 30 Aug 2022, 5:34 pm

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An online capacity building programme on the topic “the protection of women from domestic violence Act, 2005” for panel lawyers and para-legal volunteers [PLVs] of Tamenglong and Noney district was organised on Tuesday by District Legal Services Authority, Tamenglong.

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It was sponsored by Manipur State Legal Services Authority under the aegis of National Legal Services Authority. 

District and Session Judge, Tamenglong N Rajnikanta Singh gave a brief introduction of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, stating that the Act has been enacted for the protection of the rights of women who are victims of violence of any kind like physical abuse, sexual abuse, verbal and emotional abuse and economic abuse occurring within the family i.e., living together in a shared household. Awareness on the present topic is highly necessary so as to mitigate such violence in our society, he added.

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Associate professor of Royal Academy of Law Chongtham Shaibhalini Devi, who is the resource person of the programme, deliberated regarding what constitutes domestic violence. She emphasised the importance of domestic incident reports and shelter homes and elaborated the role of police, protection officers and service providers etc. in the implementation of the Act in its true letter and spirit.

 

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Tamenglongdomestic violenceManipur State Legal Services Authorityphysical abuserights of women

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