Know your rights, women told

Know your rights, women told
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“The government has enacted several laws for protecting the rights of women, but they are not implemented successfully. These laws could be active when only the women are aware of their rights and laws. Hence, women must know about their rights and laws,” observed Tripurana Venkataratnam, the Chairperson of Telangana State Women’s Commission.

Mahabubabad: “The government has enacted several laws for protecting the rights of women, but they are not implemented successfully. These laws could be active when only the women are aware of their rights and laws. Hence, women must know about their rights and laws,” observed Tripurana Venkataratnam, the Chairperson of Telangana State Women’s Commission.

She was the chief guest at the two-day awareness programme on Women Rights and Laws, organised by District Welfare Department, at the Collectorate conference hall in Mahabubabad on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, she explained about laws related to ban on dowry, property rights and child marriages. As per 2002 Act, it is compulsory that one must register their marriage, but many people were not doing so, she pointed out.

Tripurana gave a call to the women to take active part in politics since 33 per cent of reservations were given to women in politics. Girls must be providing with high standards of education and they should be treated equally with boys. Despite many laws for the safety of women, still discrimination against women is continuing in the society and so many incidents against women have been taking place in the society, she expressed her concern. The State government was committed to uplift women and introduced several schemes for their welfare.

For conducting institutional deliveries in government hospitals, the government had introduced KCR Kit scheme for pregnant women, she stated. District Collector Dr Preethi Meena said that women must not get restricted to kitchens. They must focus on their studies and should be highly qualified and must explore all fields to reach greater heights in their life. She encouraged the girls not to be afraid of problems they come across during their struggle. Instead they must face them with a brave heart and solve them.

The Collector felt that this kind of awareness programmes for women not only create confidence among them but also highly useful to bring out changes in the society. High Court Advocate Manjusha explained about women rights and laws through power-point presentation to the attendants and cleared their doubts regarding women laws.

Joint-Collector Damodar Reddy, Additional SP Giridhar Ravula, District Welfare Officer Swarna Latha Lenin, District Child Protection Officer Praveen Kumar, CPDOs, welfare department supervisors, anganwadi workers and self-help group members were present along with others.

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