A short film was released here today, ‘Kein Noh!’ (Enough is Enough!) on the pressing issue of crimes against women.
The film was released by the chairperson of the Meghalaya State Commission for Women, P Toi, along with the Director of Social Welfare, DD Shira.
The movie, sponsored by the Social Welfare Department, highlights the issue of crimes against women, which the National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB) says is on the rise in the country.
“We came up with a movie ‘Kein Noh’, which depicts three families. One family has a couple where a member is being mentally tortured, another couple where there is domestic violence while the other has changed with the help of ASHA workers,” Toi explained.
The film also emphasises the impact crimes against women have on children who have to witness their mothers being beaten by their fathers. In the film, a woman who is pregnant dies after the husband beats her mercilessly. It ends with a message from the father to his son saying that he has committed a heinous crime but that all men are not the same. The son, who was weeping beside his mother and had a vengeful look towards his father, melted upon hearing those words.
The report of the ‘Exploratory Study on the Socio Economic Status and Problems of Single Mothers in Meghalaya’ was also released. It was conducted by MSCW in collaboration with the Department of Anthropology at NEHU and Department of Social Welfare at MLCU. The presentation of the report was given by Melari Nongrum, associate professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health, Shillong.