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One day media sensitisation workshop on crime against women

Imphal, 1 may 2016 : One day media sensitisation workshop on crime against women with special reference to suicide cases/suspicious death of women in Manipur was held today at the classic hotel. The workshop organised by Women Action For Development aimed at seeking strategic suggestions and inputs from editors to improve criminal justice. Victims of crimes against women shared their testimony at the workshop. Resource persons spoke on ‘media report on suicidal cases’, ‘recent trend of suicide in Manipur and medical legal aspect’, ‘psychological aspect in suicidal cases, legal procedure/perspective on suicidal cases’ and role of NGOs in dealing with crime against women. Speaking to media persons secretary of WAD, Sobita Mangsatabam stated that 188 cases of crimes against women were reported from January till 29 April 2016. Death of 368 women was reported from 2011 till 2015 and most of the victims did not get justice till now. She also appealed to media persons to follow cases after reporting them in their newspapers for speedy delivery of justice.

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