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International event planned to voice women's rights

ICGA event seeks to get policymakers to ensure the safeguarding of women's rights


Sai Shyam Appannagari | May 13, 2011

Long after independence, women continue to be disrespected.We, however, make the right noises with our "Stop Women's Trafficking" and other sloganeering.

Even before our policymakers ensure 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament, they need to provide them with secure and safe spaces - at home and in public. A long held expectation of the women in India has been that the law safeguard their basic rights.

The media that can produce statistics on trafficking, cannot save women from being its victims. Polticians and other audiences of these media either don't have the will or the wherewithal to react and curb trafficking.

International Congress on Gandhian Activities (ICGA) is organising an event - "Bapu, ab desh azaad hai tho aapki beti kuyn nahi?"

The event espouses women fighting for their rights as the only solution to correct the wrongs.Women policy makers should formulate guidelines for the law to better serve the interests of their lesser-empowered peers.

Event details will be soon published on the ICGA website on August 15. The event will be global and will continue till the concluding day (January 30). A petition will be submitted to all the national leaders with the signatures of at-least a million women, calling for the law to safeguard women's rights.



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