She Leads holds brainstorming session on women empowerment at Kashmir
Under the auspices of She leads a one day session was held on 10 May at State Guest House Srinagar on topic women pioneering change for peace and prosperity .
The meet was organised by Rekha Mody Founder She Leads , Stree Shakti- The Parallel Force with support of Farzana editor – Founder New Kashmir. Safina Baig, Chairman DDC Baramulla and Haj Committee Jammu and Kashmir, Researcher Dr. Ovee Thorat, Professor Shafiya from Baramulla College, educationist Javed Kamli , social entrepreneur Dr Ritu Singh , State Comissioner taxes Dr Rashmi Singh IAS ,Researchers Mushtaq Ul Haq Sikander and Sheikh Sameer attended the program.
News Kashmir Editor in Chief Farzana Mumtaz anchored the entire program.
Also Journalist Mir Sabeen Gulrez , AIWC member Roshan Ara attended the session.
Rekha Mody affirmed that reservation is an issue of utmost importance as Chattisgarh currently has maximum women MLA in India. While J & K in last assembly had only 2.2 percent women MLA. For several years there is no State Commission for Women in J & K . Half of India’s population is waiting for last 30 years to get reservation in political parties and in legislatives.
Dr. Javed Kamili stated
He termed that financial empowerment of women is the need of hour.
Safina Baig , Chairman DDC Baramulla opined that Political participation of women should should be encouraged and it depends on cooperation from her family and society too. She shared her vision that an inclusive approach is essential, India lives in villages hence we need to take along all the stakeholders. She stated,
” Self help groups are a game changer for women. Women exploring financial avenues through Self Help Groups is changing the face of many areas towards betterment.”
Professor Shafiya observed that patriarchy related barriers have to be broken so that women can achieve maximum representation in politics and other fields.
Mushtaq Ul Haq Sikander observed that women at the top of political ladder have important role to play in political empowerment of women and urged political parties to give adequate participation of women.
Sheikh Sameer urged to touch the grassroots and remember the unsung heroes among women to achieve a humane world for women.
Dynamic educationist Dr.Kuwarani Ritu Singh termed education as the basic fundamental for achieving women empowerment in every sense.
She also underscored the importance of self help groups . Empowerment at grass root level As well as bridging gaps between government and private sector.
Madeena Mir from PHDCCI evinced her support for the cause of women empowerment and demand of free travel in public transport.
Effective participation of women in local governance is a key to good governance- Dr Rashmi Singh added based on her experience as a prabhari officer of a Gram panchayat as part of Back 2 Village campaign of Govt of Jammu and Kashmir
It was resolved that the goal should be to increase women participation fully in development process . This can be done by building leadership capacity of women in all spheres ie social, economic and political. Role of women leaders is especially important for overall human development through focus on sectors like education, increasing social awareness etc
News Kashmir weekly coordinated in entire event.