NSCW 2nd phase tour covers Peren, Niuland, Chümoukedima & Dimapur

NSCW officials and others during 2nd phase tour programme.

NSCW officials and others during 2nd phase tour programme.

Kohima, May 24 (MExN): The Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW) led by its chairperson W Nginyeih Konyak along with members Akokla Longchar and Kekhrienuo Meyase has undertaken the second phase of its annual tour, encompassing all 16 districts of Nagaland.

The second phase tour covered Peren on May 17, Niuland and Chümoukedima on May 20 and Dimapur on May 21.

This extensive tour aimed to assess the liveability and the overall condition and status of women in various districts, and to evaluate, and gather first-hand information on the implementation of various women-centric programs and schemes initiated by both the State and Central governments.

During the tour, the NSCW team closely examined the execution of critical legislations such as the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Act (POSH Act) which are pivotal in ensuring the safety and security of women at home as well as at their workplaces.

The team visited key institutions including jails, hospitals, women police stations, and Sakhi- One stop centre to assess their working environment, living conditions of female inmates in jail and OSC, and the liveability aspects of the women employed there.

The NSCW team also had an interactive meeting with Naga Women Hoho Dimapur (NWHD) and Eastern Naga Women Organisation Dimapur unit (ENWOD) on various issues related to women.

NSCW made courtesy calls on Deputy Commissioners and Dimapur Commissioner of Police, Superintendents of Police and District Welfare Officers who are also the designated District Protection Officer for Domestic Violence to collect comprehensive data on the overall status of women, particularly focusing on crime rates and other related issues.

During the course of interaction, NSCW chairperson emphasised the importance of the role of district administration, police and all other agency for the collective cooperation for the protection, safety and security of women in the district.

This tour was part of the NSCW’s on-going commitment to enhancing the welfare and rights of women across Nagaland.

“The insights gained from this phase will contribute to refining existing programs and shaping future policies to better address the needs and challenges faced by women in the state,” according to NSCW.