Women Committee draws government attention over victimisation of women, girl child

The Women Committee (WC) of United Ngo's Mission-Manipur felt highly disappointed over the prevailing social stigma and existing crime against women and the girl child, the committee said in a statement.


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The Women Committee (WC) of United Ngo's Mission-Manipur (UNM-M) on Thursday drew urgent attention of the government and authorities, expressing serious concern over gross victimisations of women and girl child from January 1 till date.

The committee felt highly disappointed over the prevailing social stigma and existing crime against women and the girl child, the committee said in a statement.

"Gross victimisation of women and girls had taken place within a short period of time, starting January 1 till date," it stated. The Women Committee feels extremely shocked and strongly condemned such victimization and discrimination against women and girls, it added.

The release mentioned that after a spot visit by the team of Women Committee of UNM-M, it was found that crime against women and the girl child are higher in rural areas as compared to urban areas.  

Last year from January to December 31, 2020, the total number of cases of Violence against Women is 190, according to the data documented by Women Action for Development (WAD), it stated.

It stated that unfortunately, cases of violence against women and the girl child in Manipur continue to rise.

It indicates that goal No 5 of provisions and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which aims for providing equal rights and opportunity for women and girls are neglected in the state, it stated.

It stated that UNM-M also condemned the ill treatment and negligence in looking after women who are going through labour in hospitals. The Women Committee urges the government and authority concerned to take up urgent action in this regard, it added. 

First Published:Feb. 11, 2021, 11:36 p.m.

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