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CorCom wishes women of the region on International Women Day

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CorCom wishes women of the region on International Women Day
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Imphal, Mar 7:

With the coming of the International Women’s Day, which is celebrated every year on March 8, the joint body of rebel group operating in the region CorCOM extended its honour and regards to the women community of the world who had played a pivotal role in the field of social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The world celebrates International Women Day under the theme – “Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COID-19 world.
A statement issued by the Publicity Department of the CorCom recalled the origin of International women’s day. The celebration of the day had its root in the uprising of the working-class women of the United States in the year 1903. It was a movement against the suppression of working women and harassment meted out by them.
The statement by the CorCom elaborated on how the Women’s movement began from 1903 then followed by 1908 in New York and the formation of the Women’s Trade Union League which demanded shorter working hours, better pay, and voting rights. It also elaborated on how the United Nations started celebrating International Women Day from March 8, 1975.
In today’s world women have come up and had gain respect.
In Manipur (Kangleipak) too, there was a culture of lifting the women community, however, after becoming a part of India people started witnessing various form of crime committed against the women and is on the rise day after another. This has been occurred due to the patriarchal system where men started considering themselves as superior from women. The CorCom blamed the suppression of Women in Manipur to the merger of the erstwhile nation to the Indian Union.
The CorCom statement also stressed on how the draconian act AFSPA has been utilized as a tool to harass, torture and even rape of the women. The statement gave example of women who have been victim of rape committed by those in Uniform. It said AFSPA is not a law but rather a war machine. Until the kind of sexual terrorism has not be uprooted; there is no way that the women of the region are protected.

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