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Constitution of child rights panel okayed

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, May 28 - The Nagaland Cabinet has approved the proposal to constitute a Child Rights Commission in the State. This was announced by Minister for Social Welfare & Parliamentary Affairs Kiyanilie Peseyie on Friday while addressing a State level consultation programme on �Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Nagaland� at Kohima College.

The programme was held in the context of UNICEF�s Country Programme (2018-22) under the aegis of Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change & Development (OKDISCD), Guwahati and UNICEF Assam Field Office.

Peseyie said the most challenging concern is rampant crime in the State against children and women in the form of physical and sexual abuse, rape and murder of young girls.

He appealed to NGOs/agencies/individuals working in the field of women and child rights to work together with the support of UNICEF.

He said the State Government has recently established a State Resource Centre for Women functioning under the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board.

�We have also set up Women Commission in our State, mainstreaming issues of vulnerable women,� Peseyie said and added that one centre for women will be opened at Dimapur very soon.

The Minister also said UNICEF in Nagaland has been working on health issues for past few years under Call to Action Programme of Government of India.

Stating that UNICEF India has decided to undertake a situational analysis in Nagaland, he said the status of women and children in Nagaland and programmes and policies specific to their requirement the consultation aims at deliberating upon emerging issues and concerns.

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Constitution of child rights panel okayed

DIMAPUR, May 28 - The Nagaland Cabinet has approved the proposal to constitute a Child Rights Commission in the State. This was announced by Minister for Social Welfare & Parliamentary Affairs Kiyanilie Peseyie on Friday while addressing a State level consultation programme on �Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Nagaland� at Kohima College.

The programme was held in the context of UNICEF�s Country Programme (2018-22) under the aegis of Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change & Development (OKDISCD), Guwahati and UNICEF Assam Field Office.

Peseyie said the most challenging concern is rampant crime in the State against children and women in the form of physical and sexual abuse, rape and murder of young girls.

He appealed to NGOs/agencies/individuals working in the field of women and child rights to work together with the support of UNICEF.

He said the State Government has recently established a State Resource Centre for Women functioning under the Nagaland State Social Welfare Board.

�We have also set up Women Commission in our State, mainstreaming issues of vulnerable women,� Peseyie said and added that one centre for women will be opened at Dimapur very soon.

The Minister also said UNICEF in Nagaland has been working on health issues for past few years under Call to Action Programme of Government of India.

Stating that UNICEF India has decided to undertake a situational analysis in Nagaland, he said the status of women and children in Nagaland and programmes and policies specific to their requirement the consultation aims at deliberating upon emerging issues and concerns.