All violence is male generated: Maneka Gandhi

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Sweta Ranjan | September 15, 2015



The role of men in gender sensitisation is critical because all the violence is male generated, said union minister for women and child development (WCD) Maneka Gandhi during a live Facebook chat with people on Monday.

Maneka was live on the social media to interact with people and recognise achievers under '#100Women' initiative launched in July. Under this initiative, the ministry has collaborated with Facebook to identify 100 women across the country who made a difference to their communities.

Replying to a question, she said, “We have introduced Gender Champions in schools, under which boys who have been respectful and helpful to girls will be rewarded".

Maneka was asked many questions related to child education, health and safety and crimes against women.

To a question alleged rape of two women by a Saudi diplomat in Gurgaon, Maneka said that the case was an eye-opener and has raised many concerns. She added that the central government would come up with safeguards to prevent such incidents in future.

She informed that the ministry will set up 'One Stop Centres' called 'Sakhi' for troubled women.
 

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