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Overview

Though we are the largest democracy, women in India find themselves under-represented and far-removed from decision making levels. Women face many political, socio-economic, ideological and psychological obstacles. There is a dire need to remove these obstacles for their equal participation in all Spheres of Life.

Objectives

In order to develop, promote and spread knowledge about women’s roles in society and economic trends which affect women’s lives and status, National Women’s Parliament: Undertakes, promotes and coordinates the advancement of women involved in all aspects through the exchange of various programs and cultivation of productive relationships. Assists training programmes for its members. This will be region or city specific according to the requirement of that particular Chapter. Develop and promote (in collaboration with other agencies) educational training and action programmes for women, especially those who are not so privileged to have access to these programs. Undertakes activities that align with the objectives of National Women’s Parliament and helps to bring about attitudinal and other changes for effective participation of women from all levels of society. The National Women’s Parliament sees itself primarily as a catalyst in assisting women to realise their full potential and exercise their active influence on society and its transformation.  The national policy of equal participation of women .

National Women’s Parliament aims to concentrate on:

Seeing women as active participants in politics and plans for national development and not merely as passive recipients of marginal hand-outs.

Focussing attention on women’s pressing and special needs for maternity protection, child care, literacy education, widening opportunities for employment and training etc. So that they receive adequate attention and resources from various sections of society, and.

Re-examining educational and other value generating process which promote mystification, ignorance and distortions regarding women and their roles in society.

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