6,000 women delegates likely to attend the programme
Focus will be on women in various fields such as science, journalism and so on Senior writers and thinkers may come up with solutions for various problems faced by women at home and office Women achievers to speak at the seminar
Bidar: Writers and thinkers will discuss women's issues and their possible solutions at the 72nd National Kannada Sahitya Sammelana in Bidar.
"We will use the sammelana to think about the hurdles in the way to all round development of women and how they can be removed," said women's sub-committee president and former chairman of the State Government's Task Force on women Guramma Siddareddy.
"We will focus on routine practical problems of women at home and outside. We will take up issues concerning particular groups such as women writers, women scientists, women in journalism, women in government service, working women, and housewives," she said. A special round of discussions will be dedicated to crimes against women.
"Advocates, police officers, psychology professors, non-governmental organisations and others will be invited to speak," she said.
"Women face so many problems at home and at workplace. Many times, the victims do not know that these problems can be ended or that their circumstances can be changed. Our efforts at the sammelana will be to define problems, classify them as misbehaviour, offence or problems arising out of accepted practices of our culture. We will ask senior writers and thinkers to consider these issues and come up with possible
solutions. We will ask the participating experts and delegates to come up with new solutions to age old problems," Ms. Siddareddy said.
The significant aspect of these discussions will be that men writers and thinkers will be involved. "This is to ensure that we get the other opinion. This will make sure that we do not end up cursing our fate, without coming up with innovative solutions to our problems," said Ms. Siddareddy.
According to her, over 6,000 women are expected to attend the
sammelana. The subcommittee will ensure that adequate facilities are provided to women delegates, Ms. Siddareddy added.