Advocate Pavitra called upon the women to get educated and fight for their rights in every sphere in society.
Speaking at a function on ‘Women’s rights to mark the International Women’s Day at St Joseph’s College, here, she said that due to lack of education 5,000 cases of women’s compensation cases are in the courts.
The International Women’s Day was started in 1908 at New York in USA in order to unite all women and fight for their rights, the advocate added.
Advocate Pavitra said that parents should always be alert and lodge complaint with the Police whenever their children don’t return home after attending school in view of the human trafficking cases on the rise and added that the illegal female foeticide should be put an end.
“The decrease of girl child in our country is alarming. All marriages held from 2015 should be compulsorily registered and women should never forsake their rights in matters of property.”
Dr Sarojini Vikram, Vimalangilin, Fr Rayappa and Apoline D’Souza also spoke on the occasion. Mary Monteiro, Women’s commission secretary Jyothi Fernandes and Alphonse were present.