Shillong, Mar 8: SPARK, a city-based NGO, organised a programme on the occasion of Women’s Day on Wednesday in the villages and the slum where its works are focused.
In a statement, SPARK said the aim of the programme was to provide a special platform to these women from less privileged families “who are quite unaware of the unique and precious role they play in the building up of family, society as well as the nation as a whole”.
Shima Modak, the founder member of SPARK, sensitised the participants about their rights thereby building up their capacity to fight against increasing instances of crime against women and the measures to protect themselves from such crimes.
Later, Modak handed over an exercise book and a pen to each woman and enrolled all for education as the first step towards acquainting them with digital innovation and technology for gender equality leading to their development and empowerment to a brighter and positive life. This was in line with the theme of this year’s Women’s Day — DigitALL: Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality.