Around 250 journalists from 30 States/UTs across the country, representing 120 media organizations will come together on a single platform at the first ever ‘All India Women Journalists’ Workshop’ organized by Ministry of Women and Child Development in association with Press Information Bureau, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting in New Delhi . 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, coming together to understand, discuss and deliberate on issues concerning women and children. The WCD Minister Smt 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 Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman will make a presentation on the achievements and new initiatives of the entire government during the last two years.
The participants have shown great enthusiasm towards this initiative of the WCD Ministry.
The WCD Ministry will also be putting up an exhibition of two of its large initiatives namely Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Children’s Helpline-Childline.