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Victims call for completion of all pending cases of crime against women and children

During a one-day awareness programme on gender-based violence and climate change held at Shunusiphai, Bishnupur district on Monday, victims who gave testimony and those who participated the programme appealed to the state government for installation of DNA machine immediately.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 7 Dec 2021, 3:15 am

Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

Representational Image (Photo: Pixabay)

 

Victims of crime against women and children have appealed to the Manipur government to complete trials of all pending cases of crime against women and children at the earliest.

During a one-day awareness programme on gender-based violence and climate change held at Shunusiphai, Bishnupur district on Monday, victims who gave testimony and those who participated the programme appealed to the state government for installation of DNA machine immediately, for the court to speed up women-related cases, to stop supporting the culprits of CAW, to provide timely compensation to rape victims and to include gender education and syllabus in school, college and university.

Women Action for Development (WAD) secretary Sobita Mangsatabam said that from November 25, the international day for the elimination of violence against women, until December 10, Human Rights Day, people and organisations around the world will be participating in 16 days of activism against gender-based violence led by the UN Women. The 16-day campaign highlights inequalities faced by a significant proportion of the world’s population and not least an issue that impacts at least 200 million women worldwide, Sobita added.

She also spoke on gender-based violence being faced by women and girls and its impact on society.

Associate professor, department of history of SK Women College, Nambol Priyadarshini Gangte spoke on violence against women and its solution from an academic perspective. Project manager of Centre for Social Development Manipur, Maisnam Kalanjoy spoke on the impact of climate change on women.

It was stated that a series of poster campaigns on violence against women was carried out at various parts of Manipur in connection with 16 days activism against gender-based violence, WAD stated.

The event was organised by Women Action for Development (WAD), IRDC, SYWA, Fish Seller SHG, Meira Paibi of Shunisiphai in connection with international fortnight observation protesting violence against women, 2021 under the theme “Orange the world: end violence against women now”.

 

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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