Women’s safety is government priority, says Home Secretary

The state government has designed Disha App and Disha Bill for the safety of women and has put in place many programs for their welfare, Interior Minister Mekathoti Sucharita said.

She participated in the National Women’s Parliament on Friday, organized by the Andhra Pradesh Women’s Commission, in association with the National Women’s Commission, at Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) in Guntur district.

Mahila Commission Chairman Vasireddy Padma chaired the program. MP Vundavalli Sridevi, MLCs Pothula Sunitha and Kalpalatha, ANU Vice Chancellor Rajashekar and others participated.

Students, NGOs and representatives of various organizations performed cultural performances on women’s empowerment, girls’ and women’s safety and raised awareness about laws and acts related to women’s safety.

The Home Secretary said Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy prioritized the safety of women. Many plans and programs have been introduced to empower women even during the pandemic, Ms Sucharita said.

Ms. Padma gave a presentation on the activities of the PA Women’s Commission. She said Andhra Pradesh had implemented 50% for women in appointed positions and passed the AP Disha Bill.

The theme of the National Women’s Parliament is to enlighten women on laws and Acts.

Safety of Women and Girls, Raising the Age of Marriage, Harassment in the Workplace, Domestic Violence Act, POCSO Act, Women Empowerment, Disha Bill, fight against human trafficking, the Disha application and other topics were discussed.

Mara R. Wilmoth