Adopt best practices from BRICS member countries, says Sumitra

Adopt best practices from BRICS member countries, says Sumitra

Adopt best practices from BRICS member countries, says Sumitra

The women parliamentarians participating in the two-day BRICS conference in Jaipur highlighted the changes met through the active involvement of women in development process. 

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, in her concluding address at the BRICS Women Parliamentarians’ Forum, said, “Active involvement of our women Parliamentarians in the process will result in a greater responsiveness towards citizens’ needs and will lead to greater harmony, meaningful development and inclusive growth.

“As development partners, we can involve citizens in the process of development and can also strengthen innovative partnerships with civil society organisations to scrutinise and assess the effectiveness of various government programmes,” she added.

She asked the delegates to learn and benefit from the best practices in the BRICS member countries.

She highlighted some of the best practices by women in other countries, such as in Brazil, where five-minute programmes are run on radio and television to promote women-oriented programmes targeting specific social groups.

 Similarly in Russia, there is special focus on preventive medical check-up and serious efforts to lower the incidences of non-communicable diseases.

Get a round-up of the day's top stories in your inbox

Check out all newsletters

Get a round-up of the day's top stories in your inbox