'Protect women's interests'

Workshop on Women and work: Policies towards economic inclusion inaugurated

Speaking after inaugurating a two-day national workshop on ‘Woman and work: Policies towards economic inclusion' organised by Department of Women Studies, University of Mysore here, she said of late woman are ready to work in all fields.

She is involved in managing family as well as taking care of children. By doing this she has been successfully discharging her social as well as family responsibilities.

Male dominated society

However, the male dominated society was not allowing women to join the mainstream of society. She had been put on household works and maintenance of family. Manjula regretted that there was no economic security for women in the age group of 40 to 50 years. The husbands should save little money out of their monthly salary for their wives.

In the current situation women feel that talking anything open was a big mistake and live behind the curtains. They have a picture of former prime minister late Indira Gandhi to successfully run the country for 16 long years, she added.

Ugly instances

The chairperson regretted that ugly instances like boycotting woman if opts for inter-caste marriage and setting fire for want of dowry were being done by the educated families.

Women need to be careful as blackmailing them on internet and mobile phones was going on in society. 

The government has to come out with clear cut policies to check atrocities and harassment against women. The commission had given justice to over 100 cases in the last two months.

"We are ready to all the facilities for women", she added. Prof H S Srimathi of Hampi Kannada University said the achievement of women was not as expected.

Merely obtaining degrees and getting jobs were not enough to empower of women. Equal opportunity in all fields and training were also equally important, she added.

On this occasion, Chennajamma, a bus conductor and Suma of Department of Police were honoured. Prof M Indira, director, Department of Women Studies, University of Mysore and Prof Ramesh, director of CSSEIC and others were present.

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