Nagaland Governor launches women’s helpline

Nagaland Governor launches women’s helpline

KOHIMA: Nagaland Governor P B Acharya today launched women helpline – 181 in the premises of District Hospital Dimapur in Nagaland and also inaugurated Sakhi, a one stop Centre, intended to support women affected by violence both in private and public spaces under one roof.

Addressing the gathering, Acharya reminded society that women were marching ahead in every field.

He also highlighted the multiple roles played by women as home makers, guardians of children and the hard work put in by them in every field.

"Yet despite all these, sometimes women are taken for granted and not looked at as human beings due to greed for money and entertainment and we should change this mindset with all seriousness", the governor said.

He was optimistic that problems of distressed women would be addressed through this project and also appealed to all the stake holders for extending cooperation, so that violence against women would decline.

Minister Social Welfare and Parliamentary Affairs, Kiyaneilie Peseyie who was also present appealed to the people to extend co-operation for strengthening the security of women.

(Agencies)

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