ITAHARI, July 6: At a time when the cases related to gender-based violence are still taking place in the country, the Department of Women and Children organsied has a programme to reduce such cases at Itahari today.
The Department organised a-day programme related to reducing gender-based violence and discrimination under President Women Upliftment Programme for people's representatives of local-level with an objective of making them aware and capable to lessen such cases.
The main objective of the programme is to impart knowledge among people's representatives and to launch public awareness programme to reduce gender-based violence and discrimination in villages through them.
District Coordination Committee, Sunsari's Vice-Chairperson Krishna Kumari Bishwakarma spoke of the need for one and all to fulfill their responsibilities to minimize the cases of violence. She argued that if even there were the incidents of violence against men or violence against women, such cases are the heinous crime of violation of human rights.
On the occasion, Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City's Chief Administrative Chief Chabi Rijal, Chief of the Department of Women and Children at Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City Nirjala Chudal and Deputy Mayor Sunita Dahal, Federation of Nepali Journalists Sunsari Chapter President Amar Khadka among others pointed out the need to end cases of violence.
The programme chaired by Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City's Deputy Mayor Laxmi Gautam where people's representatives from Duhabi, Ramdhuni and Baraha Kshettra Municipalities were also present.
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