Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate a first-of-its-kind National Women’s Parliament at Pavitra Sangamam in Vijayawada city. Buddhist spiritual leader Dalai Lama will also attend the inaugural session of the three-day event. The event is held with a theme ‘Empowering Women-Strengthening Democracy’ with leaders from abroad and India.

NWP focuses on enabling and encouraging political, economic and social empowerment of women in all sections of the society. Generating new ideas, theories, concepts for women empowerment are the main objectives of NWP. The AP state Legislative Assembly is hosting the event, and the government is organizing it with the support from the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Union among others.

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“The NWP will come out with the Amaravati Declaration on women empowerment at the end of the three-day deliberations,” the Speaker said on the eve of the conclave. “National Women’s Parliament will be a common platform for women from diverse backgrounds like politics, arts and culture, sports, education, industry, media, cinema, judiciary and social sector to share their knowledge and research in the area of women’s social, economic and political empowerment,”says, AP Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao.

The NWP facilitates interaction with women from various sections of society and also the girl students.  The program mainly deals with regular women issues like social security, sexual harassment, malnutrition sanitation, oppression and all other gender-based problems.

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Making young girls to realize their potential and create awareness is one of the key objectives of the program. Also, it builds a bridge between prominent women and girl students for taking up leading ship roles. 12 best young achievers awards along with International Woman Icon of the World’ award will be presented to women in different fields at the NWP.

As many as 91 women MPs, 401 women MLAs, 300 women leaders from the social and corporate sector are expected to attend the NWP. The long-pending issue of 33 per cent reservation for women in state legislatures and Parliament will also be discussed.


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