The Chairperson of Karnataka State Women’s Commission was speaking at an interactive event by Samata Vedike to celebrate International Women’s Day in Mysuru today.
More number of progressive women’s forums must be formed to fight for women’s rights and create awareness against oppression on women, said Chairperson of State Women’s Commission Manjula Manasa.
Speaking at an interaction programme on the topic ‘Today’s Youth and gender equality’ organised by Samata Vedike as part of International Women’s Day, Manjula Manasa stressed on the need to create awareness against exploitation and violence on women and called out women to come together. She said: “As a chairperson of Women’s Commission in the past 2 years, I have come across various cases and oppressions faced by women in various forms such as rape, domestic violence and workplace harassment. Liberalisation of various laws and amendments have adversely affected provision of solutions to the issues faced by women. There is an acute lack of awareness and women should be educated through such programmes so that oppression on women can be eliminated.”
“There is a need to start women’s forums that strive to identify the roots of oppression and exploitation on women and do their best to bring gender equality, democratic and progressive reforms in job and educational sector.” – Manjula Manasa, Chairperson, Karnataka State Women’s Commission
Various topics including honour killing, harassment and ragging against women, moral policing and others were discussed. Deputy Director of Karnataka Police Academy Dr Dharanidevi Malagathi, Convenor of Samata Vedike Meera Nayak, Sumathi, Rathi and others were present.
A discussion on topic ‘Today’s Youth and gender equality’ was inaugurated by Chairperson of Women’s Commission Manjula Manasa on Friday at Sriranga. Deputy Director of Karnataka Police Academy Dr Dharanievdi Malagathi, Convenor of Samata Vedike Meera Nayak, Sumathi, Rathi and others are seen.