A two days Legal Awareness Programme on women related issues like, Polygamy and Compulsory Registration of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Child Labour, Sexual Harassment at Workplace and Free Legal Aid, Maternity Benefit Act 1961, Livelihood and Women Related Law held at Zomkhang Hall on Saturday. The programme sponsored by National Commission for Women, New Delhi is being organised by the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women in collaboration with Women’s Welfare Association, Tawang and supported by District Administration and Department of Women and Child Development.
During the inaugural session, while exhorting the women folk to know and safeguard their rights, Ms. Mitali Tingkhatra, APSCW Chairman said that the objective of the programme is to empower them legally and requested all the participants to spread the message across the district. The Chairperson also dealt at length on the functions of the Commission.
Jambey Tsering, Chairperson Zilla Parishad, Tawang while speaking on the occasion advocated for equal rights for women. He asked all the women folk to come forward and participate with full vigour in all the developmental activities.
KD Kayastha, ADO, Tawang, Pem Tsowang, Advocate/representative from District Legal Services Authority, Godak Bikas , Asstt. Professor, Himalayan University and L. Ete, Labour Officer spoke on various topics as resource persons.
The programme was also attended by Nabam Yabang, Vice Chairperson,APSCW, other members of the Commission, HoDs, members of Justice Juvenile Board and Child Welfare Committee Tawang, PRI members and NGOs