At the backdrop of increasing harassment on women in the state Karnataka State Women’s Commission will hold a two-day workshop with the focus on “Women’s laws in the backdrop of human rights,” on April 22 and 23 at Senate Bhavan.
The event is jointly organised by Department of Women and Child Development, District Administration, Zilla Panchayat, Mysuru City Corporation and the University of Mysore.
Addressing a media conference Chairperson of Karnataka State Women’s Commission Manjula Manasa said that the two-day conference would throw light upon problems faced by women in everyday life and provide a platform to discuss issues and laws pertaining to women thus promoting awareness among the women in the society.
On April 22, a discussion on Women and Human Rights, the Role and Responsibilities of Police in Implementation of Women’s Laws will be held.
On April 23, a discussion on implementation of women’s laws and an analysis of the nature of harassment of women would be held.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will inaugurate the programme while District In-charge Minister V Srinivas Prasad, Minister for Women and Child Welfare Umashree, Law Minister T B Jayachandra, Food and Civil Supplies Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao, MP, MLAs and others will be present.
The valedictory programme will be presided over by Home Minister Dr G Parameshwara while writer C Sarvamangala will deliver the talk. Vice Chancellor of University of Mysore Prof K S Rangappa will be present.
‘Attack on garment workers brutal’
Reacting to the brutal attack on the protesting women garment workers in Bengaluru, Chairperson of Karnataka State Women’s Commission Manjula Manasa said that she had spoken to the chief minister urging him to take stringent action against the police for being inhuman.
“In a democratic set up we all have the right to protest. Against this background, the police attack is highlu condemnable. As it was a mass protest against the government rule, we cannot take a suo moto case motto as it does not come under the provisions of the commission,” she clarified.