Legal awareness on gender issues at Nandugaon


Namchi, 22 Nov:

A one day legal awareness program on gender issues was organized by the Sikkim State Commission [SSC] for Women funded by the Department of Justice, Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India at Village Administrative Center, Nandugaon, South Sikkim on 19 Nov, a press release informs.

Zilla Adhyaksha, Tsheringdem Bhutia attended the program as chief guest and spoke on the various schemes of the state government available to women.

The objective of the program was to sensitise members of 20 self-help groups on gender issues like domestic violence act, sexual harassment of women at workplace act 2013, and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act.

The Resource Persons for the program were Director, Passang Tshering Bhutia, Dishtri NGO, South Sikkim and Member Secretary/Project Director, Yousa Lachenpa.

The program was also attended by Chairperson, Chungkipu Lepcha, Chairperson, Roma Tamang, SCPCR, member, Babita Limboo, Panchayat President, Panchayat members, Project Coordinator and staff of the Women's Commission.