Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana and Lt. Governor of Puducherry, said that women have come a long way from being a homemaker to becoming a change-maker and though it is not an easy task but women have dedicated their lives to serve the country and humanity.
She was speaking as chief guest at the Workshop on Gender Responsive Governance for elected women representatives (MLAs) from six States under ‘She Is A Change maker’ project, a pan-India capacity building programme of theNational Commission for Women (NCW), for improving leadership skills of women representatives at all levels.
She also said that it was not an easy job to be a people’s representative and no matter the number of challenges but women must be confident and consistent in their hard work and they will achieve their goals. She also said that there is a need to prepare men to live with strong women.
She motivated the women MLAs with her valuable experiences and appreciated their efforts towards the nation and the public. While delivering her inaugural address, Chairperson, NCW, Ms Rekha Sharma said that the workshop has been conceptualised and developed with an aim to promote capacity-building for women leaders. She said that every woman is a leader and all that they need to do is polish their skills.
The three-day workshop has been organised in Udaipur, Rajasthan in collaboration with National Gender and Child centre, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA).
During the workshop, the women MLAs will be trained on gender-responsive governance in different sessions such as ‘Effective Leadership’, ‘Inclusive Governance’, ‘Understanding Gender-Based Violence, ‘Gender Sensitive and Inclusive Communication’, ‘Strengthening Legislative Traditions’ and ‘Digital Literacy & Social Media Training, etc.
The workshop is being attended by 25 participants from the states of Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, and Odisha.