APSCW-backed legal awareness program conducted in Kra-Daadi district

PALIN, Mar 18: A one-day legal awareness programme on ‘Early Marriage, Forced Marriage, Domestic Violence, Livelihood & Gender Equality’ sponsored by the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) and organised by the Kuj Nyato Welfare Society, Palin in collaboration with the District Administration was held at New Palin in Kra-Daadi district here today.

Deputy Commissioner Higio Tala lauded the Kuj Nyato Welfare Society for its initiative and requested the APSCW to conduct such legal awareness programmes routinely in various circles of the district in the future. He asserted the resolve and dedication of the District Administration in delivering justice swiftly and effectively in legal matters, pertaining to women and children.

On the occasion, Ngurang Nama, APSCW member, spoke on the ‘Importance of Court Marriage & its procedures and roles of the APSCW’. She emphasized on the need to register marriages in court for effective and swift redressal of legal grievances and busted the misconception that only newly-weds can register their marriages in court.

Advocate Nabam Tanya, ICDS Palin, highlighted the extensive guidelines and mechanisms under the IPC and various statutes that seek to protect the rights of women and children, which unfortunately are uninformed and inaccessible to the common public. He exhorted women to avail free legal aids as mandated by the govt.

Stressing on the nature and importance of livelihood creation, Chi Doye, BMM, ArSRLM, spoke on the need to tap in to the potential of diverse means of livelihood beyond staple agricultural crops. He shared his observations on how deeply Gender Inequality was permeated in our society that most of the time we remain unaware and thus, perpetuate it.

Kampu Tania, CDPO, ICDS Palin, also spoke. (DIPRO)