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Mon, 16 Sep 2019

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Awareness on PWDV Act 2005 And Sexual Harassment at Work Place Held at Debing

Awareness on PWDV Act 2005 And Sexual Harassment at Work Place Held at Debing
February 11
12:36 2019

NET Bureau, Maksam Tayeng

A one day awareness camp was organised on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act2005 (PWDV Act 2005) and Sexual harassment at the work place by the department of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) East Siang district unit at Debing village under Ruksin Sub-Division on Thursday.

Besides the 15 participants from the village consisting of members of the women Self Help Groups in the village other village heads and field functionaries of the ICDS attended the programme, informed Smti Ponung Ering Angu, Dy. Director, ICDS East Siang in a release. After welcoming the gathering, Smti P.E.Angu gave a short overview of the PWDV Act 2005 and the responsibilities of each member in the family and the society in dealing with victims of domestic violence and the laws pertaining to sexual harassment of women in work places. She also spoke on the government services and packages available for women in the country like PMMVY, JSY etc and exhorted the women to take advantage of them.

The Head Gam Burah of host Debing village Shri Yom Yomso who attended the inaugural function as Chief Guest addressed the participants on the issues affecting women within the households and at the work places and urged them to learn more about the rights of women and their duties towards preventing such acts and taking advantage of the services offered by the government. The technical class on the PWDV Act 2005 was conducted by advocate Borik Tarang, one of a Child Protection Officer on the key features of the Act and the roles and responsibilities of the VOs/NGOs and service providers under the Act. While counsellor Miss Duman Moyong also spoke on the effects of domestic violence on the women and children and how the family and society could tackle this global problem.

In the second half session, a class on issues on the sexual harassment at the work place and the sexual harassment of women at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 was discussed in detail by advocate Mary Tatak,Centre Administrator of One Stop Centre, Pasighat who also touched upon the services offered by the One Stop Centre in the district.  All classes were participatory with Powerpoint presentations by the resource persons, informed the release.

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