250 Indian journalists to deliberate issues concerning women and children

NEW DELHI: Around 250 journalists from 30 States/UTs across the country representing 120 media organizations will come together on a single platform here tomorrow at the first ever ‘All India Women Journalists’ Workshop’ to understand, discuss and deliberate on issues concerning women and children.

Organized by Women and Child Development ministry in association with Press Information Bureau of the Information & Broadcasting ministry, the women journalists represent print, electronic and online media across the country including small regional media organizations.

This conference will be a unique gathering of women journalists who specialize in social sector reporting.

WCD minister Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will herself make a presentation to showcase the achievements of the ministry during the last two years and also obtain a feedback on a number of issues concerning women and children especially on the recently released Draft National Policy for Women, Draft Anti Trafficking Bill, Draft Regulations under JJ Act.

The ministry is also looking forward to new ideas/ areas concerning women and children which could be taken up in the coming months.

In the post lunch session, the Commerce & Industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman will make a presentation on the achievements and new initiatives of the entire government during the last two years.

The WCD ministry will also be putting up an exhibition of two of its large initiatives: Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Children’s Helpline-Childline.

Tags: Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Children’s Helpline-Childline, Women and Child Development ministry, Information and Broadcasting ministry, I&B, Pess Information Bureau. PIB, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao, Childline, Draft National Policy for Women, Draft Anti Trafficking Bill, Draft Regulations under JJ Act

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