Bengaluru, 6th December 2018
The India Women’s Caucus (JWC) is a group of non-partisan women who have joined hands with the long-term goal of enabling more women to get elected as MLAs and MPs across parties. After a successful pilot event in Goa in October this year, the IWC is organising a day-long meeting on Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Hotel Chalukya in Bengaluru. The IWC is being convened by Rajasree Nagarsekar, a journalist in Goa and Tara Krishnaswamy, co-founder of Citizens for Bengaluru, author and activist.
Addressing the media at the Bangalore Press Club, Tara Krishnaswamy said, “The meeting of the India Women’s Caucus is part of a larger sustained campaign we intend to begin. It is unfortunate that women who have had great success as corporators and panchayat leaders are unable to grow as the parties deny tickets for them. We need to work with political parties and women candidates too. A resolution on the next steps towards the General Election of 2019 will be formulated through the event and released to the media at the close of the day.”
Vasanthi Hariprakash, a well-known journalist, asked the media to support the initiative. “Women are missing in action in Assembly and Parliament. We need to understand the root causes and action plan by holding discussions with women leaders from political parties, elected representatives, social scientists, grassroots activists, journalists and others. I’m excited that all of us are coming together,” she said.
Cynthia Stephen, social policy researcher, said, “This platform is designed to be inclusive, bringing together women of all walks of life, urban, rural, from different parts of the count who are interested in seeking political power to women.”
Speakers at the event will include women leaders from the INC, BJP, JD(S) and CPM, civil society and political activists, scholars, academicians, journalists and senior editors.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. December 8th, 2018 Hotel Chalukya 44, Racecourse Road. Basaveshwara Circle, Bengalum.
Tara Krishnaswamy +91 9341941945
Gowri Om +91 9916186819
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