Women Empowerment

On 7th September, 1996 the Foundation conducted a National Seminar on "WOMEN AND MEDIA" in association with the Press Council of India to discuss the two key issues of the portrayal of women in 'Print and Electronic Media' and "the problems faced by women working in these media".

The inaugural address was delivered by Mr. Justice Ranganath Mishra, Chairman, National Human Rights Commission. Mr. Justice P.B. Sawant, Chairman, Press Council of India, who presided over the Seminar, delivered the Key-note address. Mrs. Margaret Alva was the Chief Guest. The Seminar was concluded by Shri M.C. Bhandare, Managing Trustee, Justice Sunanda Bhandare Foundation by highlighting the recommendations of the Seminar . The Seminar was attended by over 200 Journalists from different parts of the country. Foundation is working for effective implementation of the recommendations with the concerned authorities.

The centre for the emprovement of women is organizing a National Camp for training "Mahilla Panchis" and " Sarpanchis " for their empowerment. The participants in the national camp will be Mahila Sarpanchis and Panchis from different states in Northern India.

The seventy-third Constitutional Amendment and the ensuing State legislation have provided one-third reservation of women in all three tiers of Panchayati Raj Institutes. Institutes. The Foundation believes that such awareness and training will empower the women to effectively discharge their functions. This programme will also be extended to other parts of the country in different languages.