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Legal awareness programme for women leaders

Source: | Thursday, January 31, 2019

Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) in collaboration with Naga Mothers Association (NMA) organized a one-day legal awareness programme for women leaders and community justice workers at the State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Kohima on January 29.

A press release from CAFI media cell stated that, during the programme awareness on various topics and sharing examples of successful best practices on empowering vulnerable and marginalized women were highlighted.

The resource persons included panel lawyers Nathaniel Kevichusa, Limathung Ezung, Limasenla Longkumer and Vesurupoi Theyo deputed by Mezivolu T.Therieh, member secretary of Nagaland State Legal Services Authority.

During the session, on the issue of women’s situation in the state, Theyo remarked that “our customary law cannot override our Fundamental Rights”. Additionally, Longkumer stressed that we must remember that “Rights always go along with Duties”. Further, a member of the NMA shared that it was important to impart such awareness programmes to women so that they get awareness and knowledge to tackle while helping, or counseling and guiding the victims. Iheilung, president of Zeliangrong Mipui Organization (ZMO) said that the seminar has really encouraged women to pay more attention to “our” ignorant society.

The programmne was organized by the Control Arms Foundation of India, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network in collaboration with Naga Mothers Association and support from Nagaland State Legal Services Authority and European Union.

A total of around 40 participants from different districts attend the programme. These included Eastern Nagaland Women Organization (ENWO), Watsu Mundang (WM) besides Naga Mothers Association (NMA) units.


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