16 days of activism on elimination of violence against women

In pursuance with the United Nations General Assembly adoption of the “Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women” from 25th November – 10th December, the Nagaland State Commission for Women along with the rest of the world organizes various events in all tribal headquarters during the observation of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence on a theme set by International Organization (Centre for Women’s Global Leadership).

The theme for 2017 was “Together We Can End Gender Based Violence in Education!” basing on it a form of print media had been initiated to create greater awareness and importance for awareness among the general public, through the apex Tribal Women Hohos in the state by distributing varieties of materials like – booklets, pamphlets, posters, banners etc. for distribution and display in all the District HQs and Sub-divisions in the state. The 16 days observation concluded on 10th December, coinciding with the international ‘Human Rights Day’.

The launching programme for the fortnight long observation was convened at the Commission’s premises chaired by Member NSCW, Mrs. Kakheli Jakhalu, with keynote address by Dr. Temsula Ao, Chairperson NSCW, and the concluding remarks made by Mrs. Asangla Cholong, Member NSCW. During the programme the book on “Baseline Survey on Social, Economic and Political Empowerment of Women in Nagaland” was also released which was sponsored by the National Commission for Women, New Delhi.