State records 58 pc sexual offence cases

Shillong, Nov 27: Meghalaya has registered  58 per cent cases involving sexual offences. This comes at the launch of the “NEYI CHETNA 2.0” National Gender Campaign at the state level organised by Meghalaya State Rural Livelihoods Society (MSRLS) on Monday at state central Library, Shillong.

Stressing the need to address the widespread concern of escalating gender-based violence against women, it was revealed that Meghalaya has 58% of reported cases involving sexual offences, as disclosed in the Meghalaya Police website portal. Notably, the period from 2007 to 2022 recorded the highest instances of cases falling under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

As part of its comprehensive efforts, Meghalaya has successfully promoted 45 thousand Self-Help Groups (SHGs), engaging almost 4 ½ lakh women as active members across the state.  This  comes amidst the recent efforts, including the launch of the “NEYI CHETNA 2.0” in the state.


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