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International Women’s Day Celebrations at Lhuentse

Posted on: April 3rd, 2015

womens-dayOn the 8th of March the Tarayana club from Lhuentse Higher Secondary School celebrated the International Women’s Day (IWD) with the theme “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity.” The event emphasized brought into focus violent crimes committed against women in the form of domestic violence and sexual harassment/assault/ rape. The Club used the opportunity to raise awareness of their fellow students and the local community on the dangers of violence against women in its varied forms.

It also gave the School Counselors the opportunity to talk about gender equality, gender based violence and also to share information about the existing National Programmes and NGO activities in the country for empowering women. The Club members performed a brief cultural programme for all the guests and some documentaries on gender equality and gender based violence were screened.