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Men Can Also Fall Victim To Violence And Abuse: Eminent Speakers Discuss Men's Rights At Kolkata Press Club

The Eve Of International Women's Day Provoked The Question That Whether There Is A Need To Rethink The Real Meaning Of Women Empowerment.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 12 Mar 2020, 10:32:06 PM
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Professor Debanjan Banerjee, HOD, Media Science, NSHM Knowledge Campus speaking at the forum (Photo Credit: Men's Forum)

New Delhi:

They say that our society is male dominated and hence the fact that men can also fall victim to violence and abuse has never ever come to our mind. With this thought, All Bengal Men's Forum organised a conference at Press Club on the eve of International Women's Day in collaboration with Aid For Men, Bangladesh that paved way for men to express their thoughts and feelings.

While speaking on Men's Rights in the Conference organised by All Bengal Men's Forum at Press Club, Kolkata, Professor Debanjan Banerjee, HOD, Media Science, NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata emphasised the need of equal importance of Fathers in the family. He further stated that the male member of the family has been treated as an instrument of earning money and a service provider. This disparity is practically jeopardizing the balance of the society. Noted legal practitioner of Kolkata High Court, Jayanta Narayan Chatterjee spoke on the rampant misuse of laws against men specially 498A.

In the present era, the fight for gender equality has become a vital aspect at all stages of our society. The President of All Bengal Men's Forum, Nandini Bhattacharjee reiterated the same at the very outset which was followed by detailed discussions regarding the issue by eminent personalities from various fraternities. 

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The fact that women fall victims to violence and abuse was denied by none. However, the one sided laws formulated to counter the same has proved to be a major threat to men in the present day who don't have any laws in their favour. The same has resulted in an increasing number of innocent men falling victims to misuse of these laws and because of the same, the social harmony is getting hampered to a great extent. Hence, we must endeavor to bring an end to such misuse of laws.

Besides the legal aspects, the speakers also discussed regarding the health issues of men in particular and there were arrangements for haemoglobin test for men.

Among the guest speakers were Jayanta Narayan Chattopadhyay- eminent lawyer Kolkata High Court, Satyajit Banerjee- former DCP Kolkata Police, Dr. Dibakar Ghosh- Andrologist Columbia Asia Hospital, Professor Debanjan Banerjee- HOD Media Science NSHM Knowledge Campus, Sutapa Chakrabarty- Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Debajit Sarkar- Senior Life Ciach and Arijit Mitra- Child Right Activist. Among the ones present were also the members of Aid For Men, a Mens Right Organization from Bangladesh who threw light upon the condition of men in Bangladesh as far as legal and social issues are concerned.

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The day also saw the launch of two Helpline Numbers for Men, under the scheme Didi ke (Nandini Bhattacharjee) Janao. The eve of International Women's Day provoked the question that whether there is a need to re think regarding the real meaning of Women Empowerment.

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First Published : 12 Mar 2020, 10:06:40 PM

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