During the covid 19 pandemic, the number of crimes against women and children has increased in the State. As part of the 16th days of activism, we went on a bike expedition in the city on 5th of December, 2020 to create awareness about gender-based violence. Together with our partner organization, North East Network, and the Helping Hands – a Biker’s Initiative, we organized the event. Participants in the rally were young men and women in society who were interested in communicating with the wider public about important issues. Having stood in solidarity toward this cause, the Bikers were encouraged to continue bringing attention to social issues in order to bring about social change.
Ms Charismine Pohsnem, Mission Director at the State Resources Center for Women, opened the event and the rally began at the junction of YMCA Mawkhar and ended at Malki ground with a total of 28 participants took part in the event.
As part of the 16th Days of activism against gender-based violence, youth and adults are encouraged to participate in a face art competition to depict the warrior within them and take the first step to fight injustice. Under the theme “I Am A Survivor, Not A Victim”, we invited youth and adults to enter the face art competition and three participants uploaded their artworks online. In addition to the events, we shared learning materials on Gender Based Violence via our social media platform.