J&K Guv seeks support of NCW for development of women

Last Updated: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 20:42

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has sought support and advice of National Commission for Women (NCW) for the development of women in the state, an official spokesman said on Friday.

Vohra made the request to Chairperson of NCW, Mamta Sharma when she called on him at Raj Bhavan last evening, the spokesman said here.

The governor asked Sharma to pay regular visits to the state to support and advise the departments and agencies, which are engaged in promoting issues relating to women development in the state.

During their meeting, Sharma briefed the Governor about the various initiatives being taken by the Commission to spread awareness among women about their rights and the programmes and policies of the government aimed at securing their socio-economic empowerment.

She said that focus has also been devoted on issues relating to domestic violence against women, female foeticide and, besides, on promoting women education.
"For maximising benefits of the initiatives taken by the Commission, for creating awareness among women about their socio-economic empowerment, sustained campaigns would need to be organised, with particular focus on women belonging to the less-privileged sections of society and those living in the remote and far-flung areas," Vohra observed.

PTI



First Published: Friday, July 27, 2012 - 17:38

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