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Politics need women’s equal participation, representation: IGP

Unchir-Dunktok(Uttarakhand: Greeting the world community on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, the India Greens Party (IGP) on Monday said that no country would progress and prosper without equal participation of women.

In a press statement, IGP president Suresh Nautiyal said the world governments need to change the stereotypes by making the political will to actively and intentionally support women’s representation.

Mr Nautiyal said the IWD this year comes at a difficult time, due to Covid-19 pandemic, for the world and for gender equality. However, it is a moment to fight for transformative action and to salute women for their relentless drive for gender equality and human rights.

‘The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the existing inequalities in our society. It has put women at a great risk, including, at times, in their own homes,’ he added.

While women made up the majority of frontline workers in the healthcare, they were barely represented in the pandemic decision-making processes.

“Gender equality must be at the heart of the post-pandemic recovery. The party is committed to have women better represented in leadership positions in the party organisation,” he added.

The International Women’s Day (IWD) is observed on 8 March every year to celebrate the womanhood by highlighting their achievements and problems faced by them.

The theme for this year is: “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.”

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