Imphal, March 8: General Secretary of Extra Judicial Execution Victim Families Association (EEVFAM) Edina Yaikhom today said that women of the state should begin upholding the dignity of women from family.
Speaking during the International Women’s Day observance at Manipur Press Club organised jointly by the Manipur Proletariat Peoples Democratic Union (MPPDU) and Socialist Students’ Union of Manipur (SSUM), Edina Yaikhom said that it is the women themselves who should fight for their right.
“We women should not wait for male to fight for our rights but we the women should come forward to fight for our rights”, Edina said.
The general secretary of EEVFAM, a body of victim families of fake encounter killing in Manipur also shared her pains and anxiety due to subjugation and suppression by male counterpart in family and society. She said that the way the society look at her is a hurdles in performing her duty.
Dr. Dilip Sapam, Lecturer, LMS Law College elaborated on various issues of the women. He stressed on the issues of polygamy, Hindu Marriage Act and highlighted on how the International Women Days started celebration across the Globe.
H. Achouba Sharma, Editor, Sanaleibak Daily Newspaper and Rinku Khumukcham Editor , Imphal Times and and Nongthombam Sarjubala, Convenor , International Women’s Day Observation Committee also attended as Presidium member.
On the occasion 5 members of EEVAM were honoured by assuring Looms within March this year. Sarjubala also announced a new body called Feminist Movement of Manipur. She said that a new chapter has been opened today and the women of the state will begin a proletariat Feminist Movement in the state to assure the rights of the women.
Respect to women should begin from family – Edina Yaikhom