Mumbai: Lalitha kumaramangalam, Chairperson of National Commission for women said that the financial independence of the women may help in curbing violence on them, here in Mumbai.
The NCW receives 250 complaints on daily basis 70 per cent are for domestic violence. We have noticed that when women own property or have financial backing, the violence against them drops by 90 per cent,” Kumaramangalam said. She was addressing a day-long panel discussion on ‘Championing Women Entrepreneurs with a Global Focus, organised by World Trade Centre, Mumbai and Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, the IBN Live reports.
Kumaramangalam urged the women to make themselves empowered by indulging themselves in various Financial schemes of the central government. Maharashtra Minister for Rural Development Pankaja Munde-Palwe urged the elite urban gathering to help other deprived women, especially in rural areas. “I always address women who are illiterate and have been kept out of the mainstream. There is a paradigm shift in the reasons for women going out to work. Earlier, it was for financial or family compulsions, now it is to create their own identity,” Munde-Palwe explained.
Other prominent speakers in the panel discussion included Rupa Naik, director, Project of WTC Mumbai, and Ritu Kumar, Shaina N. C., Amruta Ambekar, Neeta Arora, Dhanashree Hardas.
Two women leaders Neelima Mishra who operated a rural women’s organisation and Sujata Sahu, who runs a NGO in Ladakh, were felicitated on the occasion.