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First-ever national conference of female legislators to be inaugurated by President

At the Legislative Assembly complex, President Ram Nath Kovind is all set to start the two-day National Women Legislators’ Conference-2022, which is expected to draw a large number of female parliamentarians and legislators from throughout the country. The first such event is hosted by the state Assembly, which is a part of the nationwide celebrations scheduled under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav‘ honouring India’s 75th anniversary of independence.

Key Points:

  • According to Assembly sources, this two-day conference will focus on modern issues like gender equality, women’s rights, and enough female representation in decision-making bodies.
  • Speakers in the session Constitution and Women’s Rights include Gujarat Assembly Speaker Nimaben Acharya, former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi,  and former Rajya Sabha member Brinda Karat.
  • The panellists for the session “Role of Women in India’s Freedom Struggle” will be MPs Supriya Sule and Jebi Methar, also former MP Subhashini Ali, while the speakers for the session Women’s Rights and Legal Gaps will be West Bengal minister Shashi Panja, Delhi Assembly deputy speaker Rakhi Birla, MP Jaya Bachchan, and Kerala High Court justice Anu Sivaraman.

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