Faridabad, January 11, 2024 – A two-day international women’s conference was inaugurated at Rajhans Hotel in Faridabad on Thursday to mark the 25th anniversary of Haryana State Commission for Women. The programme was inaugurated by the chairperson of the National Women’s Commission, Rekha Sharma. The first session was about how to recognize women internationally for women empowerment.
Speaking at the occasion, Rekha Sharma said that the main objective of this programme is to empower women and to create awareness among women.
She said that the Constitution of India gives equal rights to women in every field and women are also ensuring their important role in protecting the country. The picture of Haryana has changed today because of the Haryana Women Commission and when the female foeticide number will be at zero only then the aim of the Commission will be accomplished, she said.
She said that daughters should be given the same freedom as boys. We have to start this from our families, because in the family itself gender discrimination should be stopped, she said.
On this occasion, the Haryana State Commission for Women, Chairperson, Smt. Renu Bhatia, said that the Commission has started organising a two-day conference called “Asian Countries Summit” – Durga Empowering Women on the occasion of its 25th anniversary. The programme was attended by women who have made a mark at the international level, she said.
Former MLA from Madhya Pradesh, Shabnam Mausi said that women should be respected equally as men and now it is time that transgenders should also get the same respect in society.
Renowned Transgender activist, Gauri Savant said that transgenders should be given equal respect by the people of society and family, just like women and men. I have also struggled for this in my life. As society is changing we have got the right to vote and to some extent the society have started giving good responses to transgenders, she said.
Many dignitaries remained present at the occasion.