Acknowledging the contribution of women in society and their role in furthering the growth of the nation as a whole, International Women’s Day was observed in Resubelpara, North Garo Hills, today.
“The role of a woman is dynamic – from acting as a caregiver, influencer and educator, her role in transforming lives and society is commendable,” NGH Assistant Commissioner Tadingchi N Sangma said at the programme.
She urged the women present to widen the scope for their wards, particularly young girls, by encouraging them to take up education in a determined manner to enhance their standard of living and facilitate the development of society.
Referring to self-help groups as one of the contributors to the economy, Sangma said SHGs are mostly made up by women where they contribute to supporting each other’s cause and addressing various gaps in gender inequality.
Speaking in line with the theme ‘Digital: Innovation and technology for gender equality’, Christina Marak, Superviser in the DSWO, said the programme aimed to educate women on their rights and opportunities through the use of technology and digital education.
Empowering women on their legal rights and services being provided under the District Legal Services Authority, Advocate Betsy Momin spoke on tele-law services and legal aid where she highlighted the use of technology through common service centres in providing legal information on various issues between a lawyer and a citizen.
As part of the programme, a skit on marital rape and domestic violence was also enacted by the staff of the One Stop Centre to enlighten the gathering of the assistance and support aided by the OSC.
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