New Delhi: Union Minister Smriti Irani in her address to the High-level meeting on the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women highlighted upon the measures taken by the Indian Government for the well-being of women during the coronavirus pandemic.
She said that the country is committed to building a just and equal post-COVlD-19 world for women and daughters.
“Women numerically constitute half of the humanity but their influence transfuses all dimensions of society, polity and economy. In India, we recognise the centrality of gender equality and women’s empowerment in all aspects of our developmental journey,” Irani said.
“Government of India took a series of measures for ensuring safety, security and wellbeing of women during the COVID-19 pandemic,” she said.
These included ‘One Stop Crisis Centres’ providing medical, psychological, legal, police and shelter facilities to women under a common roof.
“What we achieved 25 years ago at the Fourth World Conference on Women still remains our guiding light and source of inspiration,” she said adding that “India remains committed to building a just and equal post-COVlD-19 world for us and our daughters.”