Andhra Pradesh

‘Amaravati Declaration’ release today

Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao addressing the media at the Siddhartha Academy grounds, in Vijayawada on Sunday.

Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao addressing the media at the Siddhartha Academy grounds, in Vijayawada on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: CH_VIJAYA BHASKAR

‘It helps policy-makers in drafting legislations on women empowerment’

Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will release the ‘Amaravati Declaration,’ a compendium on the guidelines for women empowerment formulated based on the ideas, issues and problems generated at the National Women’s Parliament (NWP) hosted by the State government in February this year, at a function scheduled at the Siddhartha Academy grounds on Monday.

“This declaration will serve as a guiding light for the governments striving for women empowerment in Andhra Pradesh and also to others in the country,” Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao told the media on the sidelines of his visit to the Siddhartha Academy to supervise the arrangements for the function. Dr. Siva Prasad Rao said the NWP facilitated experience-sharing among youth, women from diverse backgrounds such as politics, social sector, education, sports, industry, media, cinema, art and culture, and judiciary.

‘Fresh ideas’

“The event helped create fresh ideas to address the problems faced by young women across the country, thereby generating recommendations to the A.P. Legislative Assembly and the Government of Andhra Pradesh on 10 important themes for women empowerment,” he said.

Development of women in the above said 10 sectors include education, legal rights, health and nutrition, entrepreneurship, research and innovation, politics, social protection, sustainable development goals, social development and digital literacy. The Speaker said he was hopeful this compendium would serve as guidelines to policy-makers when legislations related to women’s welfare were to be drafted.

He said the objective was to identify a pathway for creating a conducive environment for women safety and develop a comprehensive plan of action for the government and the civil society organisations. Nobel prize awardee Kailash Satyarthi will grace the occasion.

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