Arunachal: APWWS organised legal awareness camp in Sagalee on women and children issues

Former Chief Minister and local MLA-15 Sagalee AC  Nabam Tuki graced the occasion as chief guest.


Sagalee

Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society (APWWS), Sagalee branch of Papum Pare District in collaboration with Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women and District administration Papum Pare  conducted one day legal awareness program at Sagalee on 4th Oct’2019 to give legal awareness on women and children issues.

Former Chief Minister and local MLA-15 Sagalee AC  Nabam Tuki graced the occasion as chief guest. While addressing the gathering Nabam Tuki lauded APWWS and SCW for conducting such awareness programme in Sagalee  and emphasized that such awareness camp need to be conducted in all places especially rural areas where most of the people apart from  the women and girl child are still ignorant about their rights and privileges.

Hailing the role of  APWWS and SCW for their effort towards emancipation of women, prevention of child marriages and drug addiction cases  Tuki asserted they should continue their  good work for better future of women and children which in turn  will empower more womenfolk to participate in social, political and economic activities.

He also lauded the APWWS for involving GBs and SHGs groups for creating awareness on legal issues related to women and child  and urged upon all GBs to create awareness in respective villages to eliminate and ban force marriages, child marriages, polygamy and drug addictions to create better future for children.

Chairperson APSCW  Radhilu Chai Techi in her keynote address  advocated for  giving  better education to girl child and support to become independent women in her life so that she can strongly stand against all odds. She also stressed on preventing early marriages and discrimination being a girl child at home besides advising the girls to focus on career building and to  learn basic steps of self defence  instead of falling prey to early marriages.

She also thanked Gaon Buras (GBs) for their support and requested them to not to  encourage the customary laws which are harmful for women’s fundamental rights and privileges, adding to it, she  said that there are many flaws in customary practices in different tribes of AP which needs early reformation in the best interest of the women folks  of  the state.

Speaking on increasing crime against women and child in the state Ms. Radhilu Chai expressed that a Women Grievances Cell  as a branch of State Women Commission  required to be opened in every district  to address the issues of women and child at district level itself and an independent Protection Officers to tackle the problems. She also exhorted the women to stand for their rights and take the benefits of legal services provided to them during any problem.

She also highlighted about the recommendations of SCW to Govt of Arunachal Pradesh on issues pertaining to women reservation, codification of customary laws flaws, polygamy, child marriages, compulsory registration of marriages, strong disciplinary action against  govt employees with criminal cases etc.

APWWS (CEC) Smti Dipti Bengia illustrated on APWWS evolution and its functioning since its inception in 1979. Smti Gumri Ringu, former Chairperson APSCW cum Life Member APWWS spoke on domestic violence and law relating to women, Smti Techi Hunmai, Member,APSCW highlighted power and functions of APSCW.

Earlier, Mrs Gollo Putung Nabam, President,APWWS, Sagalee Branch welcomed the participants and highlighted the objectives of the camp. She also expressed her gratitude to team of APSCW and APWWS (CEC) for their support and guidance.

Resource persons on the occasion Mrs S. Lowang, ADC sagalee spoke on child marriages, Dr. Welly on drug additions and maternal health, Adv. Anand Techi Tara on POSCO Act.2012 and Ms. Adab Gollo from SRLM on women economic empowerment. Among others attended the awareness camp were entourage members of APWWS, APSCW, members of APWWS Sagalee,   DySP Papum Pare, GBs, HoDs of Sagalee Division,  women SHGs,  school children and general public.

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