2-day workshop on ‘gender budgeting’ begins
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu Nov 13: Speakers at a 2-day training-cum-workshop on “Gender Budgeting” today asked the planners and budget formulators to put women’s concerns and their special needs at the centre stage during the budget making processes and policy formulation to make budgeting more gender responsive.
The workshop has been organized by the J&K State Commission for Women (JKSCW) and sponsored by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, with an objective to inculcate gender sensitivity among public servants while formulating policies and programmes of respective Government departments.
This is the 4th training-cum-workshop in the state organized by JKSCW. Such programmes shall be organized in all districts of the state starting from today.
Chairperson, State Commission for Women, Shamee Firdous, Secretary State Commission for Women, Hafeeza Muzzafar, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, Nahida Soz, Director, Entrepreneurship Development Institute, M I Parray, world renowned Gender Budgeting Consultant, Paremita Majumdar, social activists, Rita Jitender, gender expert, Dr. Jehan Ara Jabeen and district heads of various departments of Jammu were present on the occasion.
Chairperson, State Commission for Women in her welcome address sought liberal financial assistance from the Government for women specific programmes. She said Gender Budgeting would address the needs of women who have remained neglected in the society. She regretted that right to survival of girl child is at stake due to fast expanding trend of female feticide.
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