Need more focus on gender parity: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Source :NewsBharati   Date :07-Sep-2017


Bali, Sept 7: Underlining the importance of women empowerment Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asserted that policy makers should give due diligence to gender balance in climate change policies. Addressing the World Parliamentary Forum on Sustainable Development Mahajan said that climate change, women land rights, and sustainable development are all interrelated issue and needs more focus.


Commenting on the hardship faced by women the Lok Sabha Speaker mentioned that ladies faced disproportionate risks and greater burdens from the impact of poverty, climate change and other social, political and economic crises. She further added that women's land rights were critical to secure them access to land and other natural resources for sustainable livelihoods and for assuring food security.

Informing about the women oriented policies by Indian Parliament Mahajan said that both the houses are making consistent efforts to mainstream the role of women legislators in policy formation and program implementation, particularly in the development sphere.

Elaborating about India's initiatives such as Smart Cities, Make in India, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Swachh Bharat, Jan Dhan Yojana, Digital India, Skill India, Startup India Mahajan stated that all these schemes are closely linked with several targets under the Sustainable Development goal.