Friday, March 6, 2009


The Ministry of Women and Child Development is organizing day-long celebrations on the occasion of International Women’s Day on 8th March. The Ministry will release Gender Development Index and a report on Gender Empowerment Measures in India in a function to be organized at Siri Fort Auditorium. Discussion on various legislative measures including case studies on domestic violence will also be held on the day. The Ministry has also launched awareness campaign for empowerment of women. Several public private partnership initiatives have been made under the campaign. A report on Bell Bajao campaign and on appointment of Protection Officers for the implementation of Child Marriage Act and Prohibition of Domestic Violence Act will also be released on this occasion. Folk dances and songs by women’s group will also be present on the occasion.

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