In another initiative to strengthen the ecosystem of support services for survivors of gender-based violence, NEN Assam organised an Interface in Dahali Karka High School, Kamrup. Attended by different stakeholders, the programme focused on creating awareness on the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.
The programme started with an introduction by Rashmi Rekha Borah about NEN’s initiatives. She emphasised on the need of creating and strengthening an ecosystem to provide support to women and girls who face violence. It was followed by screening of documentaries and videos about NEN’s safe spaces for women – Gramin Mahila Kendras and its livelihood initiatives that aim to end gender based violence. The highlight of the event was the discussion on the PWDV Act by Adv. Nandita Deka. The event focused on helping women understand the legal definition of domestic violence and when and how aggrieved women can access this legal provision.
The objective of the programme was to create scope for ongoing dialogues and discussions about gender based violence with different stakeholders. This programme was also a stepping stone to move beyond the many forms of violence and discrimination that persist in our societies.