The five-day ‘signature campaign’ by Indian Society for Cultural Cooperation and Friendship which began on Monday drew the attention of the advocates at District Court here on Wednesday.

President of the Bar Association K. Adibabu appreciated the initiative taken by ISCUF and suggested the staff members to take part in the campaign. “The programme focuses on the present burning issue of gender discrimination. Women face many issues on a daily basis but there are a very few cases that get registered. With determination and collective participation, one can find better solutions for all sections,” he added.

The issues highlighted during the campaign include respect and safeguard of women at home and at work. Secretary of ISCUF T.S. Sukumaran said that electronic media should stop screening vulgar pictures. General secretary of ISCUF A.V. Rao and secretary S. Sankara Rao called for a social change and bringing awareness among more people. Women Advocates Association president D. Padma Rani, secretary P. Anuradha, treasurer Hema Malini extended their support to the campaign and underlined the need to empower women’s safety and gender equality.

Advocates G. Mohan Rao, Y. Raja Rao, P.V.R. Murthy, D. Krishna Kumar, Padma Bhai, A. Srinivasa Rao, P. Lakshmi Gupta, Ch. Jagadeswari and Manjulatha, among others, also participated.