Women empowerment is central to achieving objective of inclusive, equitable and sustainable development: Vice President Naidu

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Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has said, women empowerment is central to achieving the objective of inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. Mr Naidu said this while inaugurating a two-day international conference on Empowering women in New Delhi yesterday.

He said, women’s active participation in decision-making has a positive impact on education, health, nutrition, employment and social protection. The Vice President also said, women empowerment has a multiplier effect not only on their own lives, but also on their family and society.

Mr Naidu asserted that mass media like cinema should play a critical role in empowering women and women should be given equal property rights.

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