Suryapet: Telangana State Women’s Commission Chairperson Vakiti Sunitha Lakshma Reddy on Thursday underlined the need for societal change to put an end to violence against women.
Speaking after inaugurating a photo exhibition of women activists organised by All India Democratic Women’s Association (AIDWA) in Gandhi Park in connection with its State level conference, Sunitha Lakshma Reddy said women organisations should work to create awareness among women about the laws enacted by the governments for their safety and protection. They should also bring women’s issues to the notice of the State government that would lead to their early solution, she said.
Pointing out that the State government was committed to the welfare of women as well as the protection of the girl child, she said there was age restriction in Kalyana Lakshmini scheme only with the intention of discouraging child marriages. The government was also focusing on checking delivery based on gender, she added.
Indirectly referring to recent incidents of sexual assaults on women, she said that parents too should keep an eye on the behaviour of their sons and teach them discipline and moral values from childhood. AIDWA district president Mallu Lakshmi and others were also present.
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