UKIP's Women's and Equalities spokesperson Margot Parker has praised a 48-year-old mum for re-joining the job market and learning new skills.
To The Editor,
To The Editor,
I read with interest in The Indian Express, about 'Facebook Dind'I' - a virtual platform to share updates about social causes.
This year, 'wari ti chi' ('a journey about her'), has started - to discuss the issues faced by women.
The issues include female foeticide, sexual abuse, misconceptions about menstruation, child marriage, dowry, domestic violence, the rights of a widow, women stuck in old customs and rigid traditions, contribution of women saints in warkari community and women empowerment
I applaud this initiative in raising awareness of many important issues facing women, not only in India but across the world.
As UKIP's Women's and Equalities spokesperson I am trying to raise the issue of the rights of women in communities - this battle for 'her' is one we must win.
Margot Parker, UKIP MEP for the East Midlands and the party's spokesperson on Women and Equalities.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
For more information visit http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/facebook-dindi-annual-palkhi-procession-a-virtual-walk-for-womens-issues-this-year-4699555/
See Margot on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour here here
UKIP Women and Equalities spokesperson Margot Parker has highlighted the growing concern over thousands of domestic violence victims withdrawing support for charges against abusers after Government cuts