Speaker for more women as conflict negotiators
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 20:38
New Delhi: Women are creative and innovative when it comes to resolving conflicts and enabling dialogue and it is important to expand their role as negotiators and peacemakers, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar said on Tuesday.

"Research indicates that women generally are intuitive and collaborative and thus more inclined toward consensus and compromise. This has proven successful in negotiating conflicts and enabling dialogue," the Speaker said.

She was speaking on 'Women in Conflict' at the Indrani Devi Centenary Lecture.

Kumar said that studies indicated that women were creative, innovative and are in touch with the grass root realities and have first-hand knowledge of what really would work in finding effective solutions to problems which threaten our world today.

The Speaker observed that to be an effective and stabilising force, women are working in unanimity to the extent possible, and in spite of geo-cultural differences are building up networks and support groups to amplify their agenda for poverty reduction and other issues.


First Published: Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 20:38

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