Sunday, April 28, 2013

Discrimination: How should we deal with it?UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences in Imphal

UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences in Imphal

IMPHAL, April 27 (NNN): Rashida Manjoo, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, its Causes and Consequences arrived in Imphal on Saturday on a two-day visit to Manipur. Her visit to the state aims to collate information on violence against women.

She arrived at Imphal`s Tulihal Airport at 1: 30 pm. Manjoo was accorded a warm welcome by leaders of different NGOs from the North East states, including that of West Bengal, Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights in Manipur and the UN (CSCHR) and several victims.

Shortly after her arrival, Manjoo met with top officials of the Home Department and discussed on crimes against women and child in the state of Manipur, official sources said.

The visiting UN Special Rapporteur will interact with rape victims and representatives of various social organizations during a discussion on "Cause and Consciousness" to be held at the Hotel Classic, North AOC on Sunday.

She will also share reports on her India visit with the media and representatives of NGOs.

Manjoo arrived in India on April 22 on an official visit that will last till May 1.

She had accepted an invitation sent to her on March 13 from the  CSCHR to visit Manipur and the North East region during her mission to India.

The UNSRVAW will address violence against women broadly, focusing on both its causes and consequences according to the mandate and study the different manifestations of violence against women.

In order to have a clear picture of the issues in India, Manjoo will be compiling and studying information on recent analyses or surveys on the situation and forms of violence against women in India.

Discrimination: How should we deal with it?
By Desperate Dreamer

Discrimination. This phenomenon has for long been the talking point for people who have opportunistic interests in fanning the emotional alienation of the North-East from the so-called mainland India. They talk as if discrimination were some kind of a strange treatment meted out by the mainland Indians to the ¡§fringe¡¨ Indians in the North-East. The truth however is this: discrimination is ingrained in human psychology. Discrimination is universal.



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