Monday, November 28, 2022

President Murmu to launch 17 GRCs


In view of the nationwide campaign against gender-based discrimination to be launched by President of India, Droupadi Murmu on November 25, a state level consultative meeting of stakeholders on gender campaign was organised by the Nagaland State Rural Livelihoods Mission (NSRLM) on November 17.
A press release by NSRLM informed that 16-line departments and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) of Nagaland attended the meeting at the Secretariat Conference Hall, Kohima under the chairmanship of secretary to government of Nagaland, NeposoTheluo.
NSRLM informed that the four-week campaign on 2022 theme, “elimination of gender-based violence” would be held under the aegis of the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and would involve various ministries, civil society organisations, NGOs and gender-centric agencies.
The launching will also coincide with the inauguration of 75 Gender Resource Centres (GRC) from 12 states including Nagaland.
Delivering opening remarks at the meeting, NeposoTheluo said the nationwide campaign of the MoRD through DAY-NRLM is a convergent campaign to address gender-based discrimination with stakeholder departments, agencies, civil societies and NGOs participating in various activities through a collective effort to address issues of gender discrimination, violence and other gender-based issues.
Delivering the keynote address, mission director NSRLM, Imtimenla said the GRC at Jakhama RD Block would be inaugurated during the campaign.
She also stated that the campaign will focus on four pillars – acknowledge, speak up, seek support and show solidarity – to achieve the ultimate objective of advancing the agency and rights of women and gender-diverse individuals, by addressing structural barriers for dignified living with no fear and discrimination and violence based on their gender and intersectional identities.
In an orientation on the GRC, national resource person, DAY-NRLM, Sreeram explained that the GRC would function like a referral where victims or aggrieved persons could seek redressal through support of departments and agencies working on these issues.
He requested support from the line departments and CSOs to make the centre a place to get the issues of aggrieved and victims of gender-based violence or other forms of discrimination addressed, and also serve as a hub for awareness generation on schemes available for women and vulnerable alike.
State Program Manager-SISD, NSRLM, Khriezovonuo Lhoungu shared a PPT highlighting expected support and roles of stakeholder departments and organizations, wherein she mentioned that the gender campaign was everyone’s campaign and the mission would require support from the stakeholders to conduct its activities.
Campaign pledge for men and women shared by the MoRD was taken by participants which was followed by interactions and discussions on the campaign and clarification of doubts.
Nodal representatives from departments and organizations of Rural Development, Social Welfare, Health & Family Welfare, Office of the State Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, State Hub for Women Empowerment, Women Helpline, School Education, Urban Development, Women Resources, Tribal Affairs, Home, Planning, State Legal Services Authority, State Commission for Women, Naga Mothers Association, Eastern Naga Women’s Organization with NSRLM and DDUGKY attended the consultative meeting.
The campaign would be held at the state, districts, blocks and community level with all themes focused on gender-based issues and women empowerment.

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