Need financial and legislative growth for women empowerment, says Naidu

Women empowerment is possible only when there is financial and legislative empowerment, besides having the property rights, M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday.

PTI May 17, 2016 08:01:05 IST
Need financial and legislative growth for women empowerment, says Naidu

New Delhi: Women empowerment is possible only when there is financial and legislative empowerment, besides having the property rights, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday.

Need financial and legislative growth for women empowerment says Naidu

File photo of Venkaiah Naidu. Firstpost/Naresh Sharma

Addressing 'Women Economic Forum' here, Naidu also said that "(In) Housing for All scheme, the houses that are constructed will be in the name of women rather than men."

"Women empowerment is possible only when there is financial empowerment, legislative empowerment and women having the property rights. That’s why in our 'Housing for All' scheme the houses that are constructed will be in the name of women rather than men," Naidu, who is Minister for Urban Development, said.

The Minister also stressed on the need to reflect upon the role of women in socio-political and economic context in the changing dynamics. "As far as our own civilization is concerned, a woman is highly respected. Mother and Sister invoke the highest of human sentiments and feelings...Our government draws motivation from the age old ways of according woman their due in that sense," he said citing names of several women ministers in the present NDA government.

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