Margot Parker applauds this initiative in raising awareness of many important issues facing women

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 19 June 2017

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To The Editor,

Dear Sir/Madam,

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.

Yours faithfully,

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-469

 

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