APSWC team visits OWA’S short-stay home

NAHARLAGUN, 19 Apr: Members of the Arunachal Pradesh State Commission for Women (APSCW) visited the short-stay home run by the Oju Welfare Association (OWA), and the one-stop centre here on Monday.

APSCW Chairperson Radhilu Chai Techi, Vice Chairperson Heyomai Tawsik and members Hoksum Ori and Techi Hunmai, along with legal advisor Karmu Chotton interacted with the destitute and victim women.

The inmates informed that the short-stay home is providing good facilities and skill development training.

The team also interacted with OWA chairperson Ratan Anya and noted that “all the pending cases of the APSCW taking shelter at the OWA’s Swadhar Grah have been disposed of.”

Anya informed that due to lack of funds the OWA is unable to provide skill development training in ‘beauty care’ to the inmates of the Swadhar Grah.

The team also made a donation to the OWA for emergency medical expenditures for the women living in the institution.

Coordinator Nada Nampi informed that they need a permanent building to establish the one-stop centre in Naharlagun. She also informed that it is difficult to run the centre, especially during medical emergencies of victims, “due to lack of vehicle.”

Further, it was suggested that establishing a women’s police station in Naharlagun would be beneficial for all the public, especially victimized women.

Accordingly, the APSCW requested the state government to look into the matter and take necessary action for the welfare of women and the public as a whole.