At the launch of Hyderabad chapter of ALL, J. Geetha Reddy asks women leaders to address issues of education, health among rural women in India

The ASSOCHAM Ladies League (ALL) on Monday launched its Hyderabad chapter with an objective to make the city the hub of women’s empowerment in the south.

Speaking at the launch, Minister for Major Industries J. Geetha Reddy asked ALL, a global network of women connecting and collaborating to make women safe and strong, to address the issues of education and health of rural women in India and elsewhere as inclusive integration was crucial for empowerment.

Women could contribute better and strengthen their voice in decision-making not only in their families but in society too if they were educated, the Minister added.

Global chairperson of ALL, Dr. Harbeen Arora asked the women of Hyderabad to spearhead change and make it a hub for transformation in the southern region. Women here had the right mix of endurance and energy to face challenge and bring change, she said. Andhra Pradesh had a legacy of statesmanship as it had given several Presidents to the country, Dr. Arora noted.

Chairperson of the new chapter of ALL Suman Gahlot, pointed out that women’s concerns in both the developed and developing countries were similar. They were lagging behind in factors of empowerment such as well-being, education and employment. Social leader Begum Bilkees Latif said women must use their unique creative and constructive strengths to do whatever good they wished. Women should take initiatives according to their strengths and it could be in as many diverse ways as possible.

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