CM says united efforts needed to ensure security to women

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday sought united efforts from all stakeholders to improve security of women, saying sincere initiatives were needed to make the fair sex feel safe in the city.

Last Updated: Mar 07, 2011, 18:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday sought united efforts from all stakeholders to improve security of women, saying sincere initiatives were needed to make the fair sex feel safe in the city.

"We need put in united efforts to improve security of
women in the city," Dikshit said addressing a function as part
of celebration of International Women`s day on Tuesday.

Dikshit said civil society as well as various NGOs
have to play a key role in helping government improve security
for women in the city.

Expressing her government`s strong commitment to
welfare of women from all section, she said sincere efforts
were on to ensure social, economic and political empowerment
of the fair sex.

"We are sincerely committed to ensure empowerment of
women, particularly belonging to weaker section, in the city.

We have been working relentlessly to this end," she said at
the function organised by Delhi Government and Delhi
Commission of Women (DCW).

"We must ensure that women get the rightful place in
society. We will have to redress the imbalances and to achieve
it we must work tirelessly and unitedly," Dikshit said.

Dikshit said government was working on a new scheme
under which a platform to market various products such
handloom and handicrafts items will be provided to women
entrepreneurs.

"We will provide a platform to women entrepreneurs to
so that they can sell their products at right price," she
said.

The Chief Minister also distributed awards to women
entrepreneurs at the function.

DCW chairmen Barkha Singh said government would soon
launch a scheme under which women members of all the 43
panchayats in the city will be given physical training so that
they can resist any atrocities on them.

"The training will also help the panchayat members to
protect women from weaker section in their areas," she said,
adding around 1,100 women would be imparted the training in
the first phase.

PTI