NHRC's conference on 'Human Rights of Women' concludes by recommending several important suggestions
A two-day National Conference on 'Human Rights of Women' organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) concluded by making several important suggestions and recommendations here today.
According to a NHRC media release, these encompass women's sexual, reproductive and health rights including provisioning of incentives/disincentives for adopting small family norms, violence against women and girls, women's empowerment and gender equality and trafficking in women and girls.
Justice K.G. Balakrishnan, Chairperson, NHRC, in his concluding remarks, said that the Commission will further closely study these recommendations in the light of any further suggestions and then will send them to the appropriate authority.
He assured that the Commission will continue to pursue the implementation of these recommendations.
During the course of deliberations, it was strongly felt that media should play an important role in addressing the concerns of women and girls. It should make its own guidelines for depiction of women and such images and material, which may not harm women's welfare.
It was also felt that all stakeholders should be briefed on new laws, projects and programmes in simple language that they understand.
The participants, included, NHRC members, senior officers and officers from Ministries of Women and Child Development, Home Affairs, Labour, External Affairs, Panchayati Raj, Health and Family Welfare, representatives of international, non-governmental, civil society organisations, National Commissions and State Commissions.
(Posted on 20-02-2014)