Tuesday, Sep 25 2018 | Time 01:16 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Russia to provide Syria with new S-300 air defense missiles
  • Rouhani cautions US for pursuing hostile policies against Iran
States Share

Difficult Dialogues opens with powerful discussion on gender policies

Difficult Dialogues opens with powerful discussion on gender policies

Panaji, Feb 9 (UNI) The third edition of Difficult Dialogues, an annual conference tackling the most vital issues facing South Asia, with the theme of gender equality this year, opened with a performance by the Goa University Choir, a thought-provoking panel discussion on the gap between laws and policy implementation reaching the last mile, as well as a spoken word poetry performance, besides agenda setting speeches by the governor and several dignitaries here on Friday.

Filmmaker PrakashJha, Goa State Commission for Women chairperson Advocate Shubhalaxmi Naik, North Goa Collector Nila Mohanan, women’s rights activists Dr Pramod Salgaokar and Albertina Almeida were all part of the panel discussion moderated by NDTV’s Anjali Istwal.

Mr Jha, whose films often challenge the establishment, was critical of government policies whereas collector Mohanan took exception to his statement that all government policies and bureaucrats are ineffective. Advocate Shubhalaxmi Naik remarked that laws were often “stagnant” and a review board was needed to bring laws up to date.

For example, when she took over as chairperson of the state women’s commission recently, she noted that no amendments were brought about in 20 years since she participated in the process of enacting the law starting the commission. Also, women are seen as the “victims” always and even in adulterous relationships, only the man is punished.

Goa Governor Mridula Sinha quoted some of her literary works and reflected on a time when she was part of a protest at India Gate and changed the slogan that was being chanted to say that women were both flowers and sparks at the same time.

More UNI AKM 1112

More News

Youth drowned while immersing Ganesha idol in river in Nanded

24 Sep 2018 | 11:56 PM

Nanded, Sep 24 (UNI) A youth drowned while immersing a Lord Ganesh
idol in Manjra river in Biloli tehsil of the district.

 Sharesee more..

23-yr-old man booked for raping his relative's daughter

24 Sep 2018 | 11:45 PM

Nanded, Sep 24 (UNI) The Rural Police on Monday filed a criminal
case against a 23-year-old man for allegedly raping his close
relative's daughter.

 Sharesee more..

Talathi trapped in ACB net in Jalna

24 Sep 2018 | 11:43 PM

Jalna, Sep 24 (UNI) The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday
arrested a talathi attached with Sajja-Kadwanchi in Jaln taluka of
the district while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 1,000 from a
complainant.

 Sharesee more..

18-yr-old boy killed in road accident in Nashik

24 Sep 2018 | 11:27 PM

Nashik, Sep 24 (UNI) An 18-year-old boy was killed on the spot after
a truck carrying cement bags knocked down his scooter and run over
him on Nashik-Pune highway near Bytco point here on Monday.

 Sharesee more..

Bloodshed in picturesque Araku tribal agency shocks people

24 Sep 2018 | 11:22 PM

Visakhapanam, Sep 24 (UNI) The picturesque Araku valley in the eastern Ghats in the district — one of the hot tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh was utterly desolate on Monday, as Maoists on Sunday shot dead the sitting MLA, K Sarveswara Rao, and the former MLA, S Soma, both Telugu Desam party leaders.

 Sharesee more..
image