Sadar Hills women demand protection of women
KANGPOKPI, Dec 10: As part of the observation of International day for the elimination of Violence against Women or significantly called 16 days Activism against Gender Violence Campaign a massive Rally has been organized in connection with the International Forthnight Observation Protesting Violence against Women at Kangpokpi under the theme “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World. Let us End Violence against Women”.
The rally participated by more than 800 women coming together from Gamgiphai to Taphou Kuki has been organized by Kuki Women Union Sadar Hills in collaboration with Integrated Rural Management Association (IRMA).
The gigantic rally begin at Old Petrol Pump, IT. Road, Kangpokpi at around 11:30 am and marched toward Kangpokpi main Bazar where they proceed toward ADC Complex to submit a memorandum to Addl. DC Kangpokpi via taking u-turn from SHADC, Kangpokpi office.
Later, the women rallyist who hold placard like “Stop/end abusing Women and Children”, “Ensure safety of women”, “From peace in the home to peace in the world let us challenge militarism and violence against women”, and “Men are part of the solution” held a meeting at Brig. Thomas Ground, Kangpokpi.
DK.Thangboi, addl DC Kangpokpi said after receiving the Memorandum that regrettably crime and violence against women is terrifically high in a country like India where both men and women are equal in the eye of the Constitution while adding that men should take part in solving such unconstitutional activities.
The MCS officer appealed to every man to give equal respect and equal treatment to every woman.
He also lauded KWU Sadar Hills and IRMA for their activities in raising public awareness of the fact that women are no less than but equal to men.
The memorandum signed by Hatneng Sitlhou, president KWU Sadar Hills and Hahat Touthang, Secretary KWU Sadar Hills noted that crime and violence against women in Sadar Hills have grown up over the years while highlighting the magnitude of the situation of the women and the plight they are subjected to.
Women form half of the population even then women have always been discriminated both by men and women and resultantly have suffered denial of rights and privileges entitled to them under various provisions of law including Constitutional Rights and are suffering discrimination in silence it further said before adding that Self-Sacrifice and self-denial are their nobility and fortitude and yet they have been subjected to all kinds of inequities, indignities, incongruities and discrimination.
While imploring the Addl. DC to understand and initiate effective measures to ensure safety and protection of women constitutionally the memorandum of rally harked back that the principle of gender equality is enshrined in the Indian Constitution in its Preamble, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties and Directive Principles while it not only grants equality to women but also empowers the state to adopt measures for special treatment and development of women in every sphere of life.
Speaking at the meeting at Brig. Thomas Ground, Helam Haokip, Secretary IRMA said that the United Nations’ International Day for the elimination of violence against women is an occasion for Governments, international organizations and non-Governmental organizations to raise public awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence.
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