Awareness camp on Domestic Violence Act held at Pangin

PANGIN, May 8: A one-day sensitization and awareness camp on ‘Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 and Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013’ was held at Pangin in Siang district on 7 May.
ADC Liyi Bagra informed the gathering about the provisions and rights of women under various acts, and urged all participants to report any incidence of domestic violence or sexual harassment faced by woman workers at workplaces.
He also advised participating NGOs and woman groups to actively participate in spreading awareness about acts meant for protection at the grass root level.
Highlighting the significance of these acts, Pangin ICDS CDPO Omang Tangu informed the participants about the various steps being undertaken by the government for protection and welfare of women.
DRCHO Dr T Mize spoke elaborately about various provisions under the acts and about the roles and responsibilities of the protection officer, police and NGOs in providing services to aggrieved women.
Representatives of the Adi Bane Kebang women wing, self help groups, GBs, anganwadi workers, helpers and public attended the programme. (DIPRO)