ITANAGAR, Nov 11: A two-day state level consultation on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights organized jointly by Human Rights Law Network (HRLN) and Prayas, an NGO concluded here on Saturday.
On the first day, Advocate Sunil Mow, from HRLN highlighted the background of the consultation and importance of bringing awareness on legal issues regarding sexual and reproductive health and rights.
A senior project coordinator from Prayas, Chhaya Pachauli, who is also a health activist talked about sexual and reproductive rights and how they are linked to each other. She further explained about various violations of health rights of women.
Prof. Bikas Bage of Sociology Dept. of Rajiv Gandhi University threw light on recent developments in the area of SRHR in India and Arunachal Pradesh. He further highlighted the gaps in implementation of various govt. schemes that are meant for safe delivery of pregnant women and good health of women and children.
Other resource person, Dr. J Ado, DRCHO (District Reproductive and Child Health Officer), Itanagar talked about the implementation of Govt. schemes such as Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) and JSSK (Janani Shishu Suraksha Karyakram) and about the ASHA programme and its implementation. HRLN researcher, Zahra Wynne also spoke on the occasion.
On the concluding day, Sunil Mow and NRLN social activist Duyu Anga spoke on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and importance of legal tools in expanding accessibility to sexual and reproductive health and rights of women.
Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) Chairperson, Mitali Tingkatra talked about the reproductive rights of women and violence against women. She also explained in detail about domestic violence against women and measures to be taken against it.
Many other resource persons, including HRLN social activist Ajalu Linggi, Prayas health activist Laluram Gameti, Child Development Programme Officer, Itanagar, Ponung Moyong and Director of State AIDS Control Society (SACS), Dr. Anong Borang spoke on the occasion.