Workshop held for Mahila personnel

Workshop held for Mahila personnel
Participants with resource persons and others during the workshop held in the Mahila Battalion Camp, Chumukedima on May 11.


Chumukedima, May 11 (MExN): A workshop to address sexual harassment of women at workplace and violence against women and children with special reference to SAKHI-One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline (WHL) 181, and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao was held in the Mahila Battalion Camp, Chumukedima on May 11. The event was jointly organized by the 15 NAP (IR) Mahila Battalion and State Resource Centre for Women (SRCW).


Joy Thusi Fithu, Deputy Commandant, 15th NAP IR (2IC) in the introductory note, highlighted the significance of empowering the Mahila Battalion by equipping them with knowledge on legal rights, stated a press release received here.


The resource persons from SRCW, OSC & WHL conducted intensive session on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013, Legal Rights of Women and Children, Psychosocial Support and further elaborated on the services of Sakhi-One Stop Centre (OSC) and Women Helpline 181, schemes initiated by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India.


T Aboli Metha, Commandant, 15 NAP (IR) exhorted the Battalion to be vigilant as ambassadors and connect victims to the service providers (OSC & 181) if they witness any form of violence.


Over 300 personnel attended the programme, which was moderated by the State Coordinator, SRCW.