Monday, November 27, 2017
Chief Minister Nara Chandrababu Naidu today launched the ‘Amaravati Declaration for Women Empowerment’.
Speaking on the occasion, he assured that the declaration will be presented and thoroughly discussed in the Assembly towards implementation. Women should get 33% reservation in the legislative bodies and the TDP will fight for it, he said. The declaration, an outcome of the various sessions, debates and discussions at the NWP includes education, legal rights, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship and digital literacy. Most of the 10 issues highlighted in the declaration are implementable.
The declaration prepared by the UN Women’s Cell in collaboration with the State would serve as a reference to the rest of the country, he said. He said that fast track court to deal with atrocities against women would come up.
Former SBI chairperson Arundhati Bhattacharya said the declaration should be implemented by all the States while cancer specialist and Chairperson of the Adyar Cancer Institute, Chennai Dr.V.Shanta said empowerment had to be earned and it would not be served on a platter. She said that ‘Laws and Acts are made only for sanction and it is up to us to make them possible’, she said.