Empowerment of Vulnerable and Marginalized Women in Difficult Circumstances in the State of Manipur
Date: 24 Feb 2014, Time: 9 am to 5 pm, Venue: The Classic Regency, The Classic Hotel, Imphal, Manipur
22 Feb 2014: Northeast India, comprising the eight states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Tripura is facing the onslaught of multiple armed conflicts since the late 1940s. A level of militarization has engulfed India’s Northeast under the garb of insurgency and counter-insurgency. More than 50,000 people have lost their lives in the violence. As a region that is home to 272 ethnic groups and over 32 insurgent groups operating with heavy militarization along with the imposition of the Armed Forces (Special) Powers Act, six decades of armed violence has had huge humanitarian impact. The six decade long violence affected women and children in Northeast India in varied ways. In Manipur due to the ongoing violence and conflict, around 300 widows are made every year.
Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network, Control Arms Foundation of India in collaboration and support from National Resource Center for Women, National Mission for Empowerment of Women, Ministry of Women and Child, Government of India will be organising an event under the theme Empowerment of Vulnerable and Marginalized Women in Difficult Circumstances in the State of Manipur. The event will be held on 24 Feb 2014 from 9 am to 5 pm at The Classic Regency, The Classic Hotel, Imphal, Manipur.
Esteemed speakers of the event will include Ms Padmaja Mehta, Sr. Economic Advisor, Ministry of Women and Child, Government of India, National Mission for Empowerment of Women; Ms Rashmi Singh, Executive Director, Ministry of Women and Child, Government of India, National Mission for Empowerment of Women; Dr. L Ibetombi Devi, Chairperson, Manipur State Commission for Women, Manipur; Mr Armstrong Pame, Joint Secretary, Tribal Affairs, Government of Manipur; Ms Jacintha Lazarus, Deputy Commissioner Churachandpur District, Manipur; Ms Lalam Mate, President, All Tribal Women’s Organisation, Ms Binalakshmi Nepram, Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network & Secretary General, Control Arms Foundation of India, Dr Usha Kh., Joint Director, Family Welfare Department, Manipur; Ms Ringyui Chon, Credit Manager, Ukhrul District Women’s Institute of Microfinance, Manipur; Ms Ruth Singson, Founder President, Widows Welfare Association and Hanjabam Shubhra Devi, Managing Director, Meira Foods and others.
The event will be participated by women leaders and women survivors from Churchandpur, Imphal, Bishnupur, Chandel and Ukhrul Districts; media persons, students and professionals. Kindly join the event.
Office of Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network and Control Arms foundation of India
Langthabal, Mantrikhong, Thong Ahanbi, Behind Manipur University Campus, Imphal West, Manipur-795003, India. Website:www.womensurvivorsnetwork.org, www.neiwip.blogspot.com, Email: [email protected], [email protected], Phone:(0) 9716305463, (0) 9089410879