National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma has called for a change in the mindset of the society besides proper implementation of laws and a strong monitoring mechanism to curb crimes against women.
Addressing the participants during a day-long legal awareness programme on crime against women in Lower Subansiri district yesterday, Sharma exhorted women to come forward and report any crime or violence against them, an official communique said here today.
"Until you report, no actions can be taken against the offenders. It will encourage them and the crime rate against women will increase rather than decrease," she said adding that police also needs to be sensitized on matters where women as victims are to be questioned.
She also expressed concern over the prevalence of child marriage and domestic violence in some parts of the state and advised NGOs working in those areas to address these issues.