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Discussion on conflict survivors held

A one day alliance building program for the survivor of conflict, drugs HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, sexual assaults and street vendor held today at Lamyanba Sanglen, Palace Compound.
The program was to build up a common platform to facilitate and to share the problems being face by conflict widows, survivors, victims of drug user, HIVS/AIDS, domestic violence, sexual assaults and discriminated street vendor women.
While addressing her keynote Sobita Mangsatabam, Secretary, Women Action for Development and organizer of the alliance building program said instead of facing problems individually or by a NGO alone, there is need for collectively and capacitate struggle for justice.
Altogether around 200 survivors including maximum of widow of conflict, and families of sexual assault, drug victims and streets vendors were participated in the program.

Among the participants, a widow of counterinsurgency victim and a mother of mentally challenged minor rape victim presented their testimony.
While resource persons from various fields spoke on different topics.
Speaking on the topic “Access of Justice and its Implication”, Ng.Tejkumar, Director, Prosecution, Government of Manipur stressed high need of 3rd Women War in Manipur to uproot intoxicant drugs from the state. He encourage the victim of said crimes to come out and take the legal aid facilities from the clinics which been open in all the districts.
Wangkhemcha Syamjai, President, All Manipur Working Journalist Union elaborated the role of Media in the Present Context. While, U.Jenison, Centre for Social Development talk on “Peace building in the context of Manipur”

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