India: The permanent ambassador of India to the United Nations- Ruchira Kamboj appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his policies of advancing women in a different field. She stated that PM Modi believes that women are not just “homemakers”, but also nation-builders.
In a video message, Kamboj asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been working on his vision that can change the image of women so that they could no more be seen as homemakers only, but also as nation-builders. She said that India is moving on the path to modernise the technologies for the benefit of women and girls.
She added that India has been working on the motive which could position the model of women’s development into women-led development. This also associated with the priority theme of the 67th session of the UN Commission on the status of women which has started at the United Nations headquarters within the next ten days.
She also outlined that G-20 under India’s presidency will feature the women-led development topic as the representative of India to the United Nations. Kamboj highlighted that in order to develop the future of the nation, women should be presented at the centre of discourse and at the centre of the decision-making process. Gender equality should be focused on significantly so that nation-building could be progressive. While quoting Swami Vivekananda, she said that the bird couldn’t fly on only one wing.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi during India’s G20 presidency in Indonesia outlined the significance of women’s contribution in nation building and added that global development is not possible without. The benefits of the G20 should be extended to all human beings with compassion and solidarity.
During the presidency, PM Modi asked to prioritise women-led development in the G-20 agenda. Earlier, the G20 empowerment and progression of the Women’s Economic Representation group of the Ministry of Women and Child Development was hosted in February this year.
The conference featured a discussion on various key areas such as women’s empowerment and their rights. Union Minister Smriti Irani added that the three focus areas included “Women’s Entrepreneurship: A win-win for Equity and Economy” “Partnership for promoting women’s leadership at all levels including at grassroots” and “Education, the key to women’s empowerment and equal workforce participation.”
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