The International Human Rights Day was widely observed across Manipur by different organisations on Sunday.
At the Manipur Press Club, it was observed World Human Rights Protection, Manipur State Unit and Universal Mother Organisation.
In connection with the observation, president of WHRP, Manipur State Unit Moirangthem Sorojini Leima said that as a human being, everyone should know their rights provided by the Constitution of India as well as rights of human beings. Women should particularly know and be aware of their rights so as to protect from any violation of their rights.
The day was also observed by Human Rights Defenders Manipur and Human Rights Council Manipur at the Manipur Press Club.
Human Rights Defenders chairman, Joy Chingakham said that as a human being, they should know their rights. Due to the ongoing situation in the state, many things happen that are against human rights. Moreover, it is not too late to solve the mistrust, anti-thought etc., he said.
The observation was attended by president of AMWJU Bijoy Kakchingtabam, Manipur Alliance for Child Rights chairman Keisham Pradipkumar and Human Rights Council advisor Yumnam Ranbir.
A one-day conference on elimination of gender-based violence was also held at Luwangsangbam Mayai Leikai community hall, organised by Thoungambi CLF, Manipur State Rural Livelihood Mission under sponsorship of Manipur State Commission for Women.
Chairperson of Manipur State Commission for Women, Salam Ulka Devi said that women of Manipur have been known for their strength but many are still facing violence inside as well as outside their homes.
There are many reports of domestic violence, husbands marrying second wife and various type of violence, she said.
Imphal East DC Khumanthem Diana said that women empowerment and financial independence of women is a must to overcome such domestic violence of women.