Friday, November 12, 2010

United Forum of Women formed

A United Forum of Women has come into existence to fight for women’s causes.

At a meeting attended by representatives of different political parties, women’s and civil society organizations and social activists at the Lok Satta Party headquarters here on November 11, the forum decided to mobilize women from the village level and fight against domestic violence and other atrocities, the liquor menace and exploitation by microfinance institutions.

Constitution of committees at the village level, institution of help lines, and production of short films and documentaries on women’s problems will be taken up, according to a media statement issued by Mrs. Tripurana Venkataratnam and Mrs. K. Gita Murthy, President and Coordinator of the United Women’s Forum.

The following are the other office-bearers of the forum: S. Manorama, Kalpavalli and Subhashini – Vice Presidents, Ogeti Sridevi, Shaheeda Begum and Paduri Karuna – General Secretaries, Keerthi – Treasurer and Aruna – Media Coordinator.

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