One-Stop Centre (South) in collaboration with 181-WHL and Mahila Shakti Kendra(S) organised a one-day awareness programme on women related issues at Nandugoan BAC. The programme had participants from SHGs, Panchayats, BAC staffs and the local public. The programme was graced by Smt. Namgay Doma Bhutia AD, SSS, BAC Nandugoan as the Chief Guest.
Ms Dil Maya Dahal, Dist. Coordinator, Mahila Shakti Kendra briefed about the Women Empower Schemes such as Beti Bachao Beti Padao Scheme, Ujjawala, Swadhar Greh and about Mahila Shakti Kendra. Ms Namina Lakhey, Helpline Manager spoke on 181 Women’s Helpline Services.
Ms Sangita Gurung, Centre Administrator(S) highlighted on role and functions of One Stop Centre. She briefed about the services that an aggrieved woman can opt for through the One-Stop Centre. She shed light upon the sexual harassment at Workplace Act 2013 and the interim relief and highlighted on roles of Third Party Facilitators.
Resource Person Advocate Pradeep Rai, OSC(E) spoke on various forms of violence against women and children and the different special laws relating to women and children. He highlighted the various provision of the protection of women from the Domestic Violence Act 2005, which provides different forms of remedies to the aggrieved person like Protection Order, Residential Order, Maintenance, Custody and Compensation. He spoke on women trafficking issues, POCSO and the rise in the number of missing children cases. He talks about cybercrime and cyberstalking and how an innocent can fall prey to the perpetrator’s evil plan. Further, he informed about the free legal aid available to women and children which shall be given from the office of the State Legal Services Authority.
Later the programme was also attended by BDO and Panchayat Inspector, Nandugoan BAC. The programme also had an interactive session. The programme ended with a vote of thanks by Ms Munna Chettri, Dist. Coordinator, Mahila Shakti Kendra South.