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TO FACILITATE better participation of women in the working of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and to ensure gender mainstreaming, a two-day workshop for corporators and officials of BMC was organised recently.

india Updated: Jun 09, 2006 01:23 IST

TO FACILITATE better participation of women in the working of Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and to ensure gender mainstreaming, a two-day workshop for corporators and officials of BMC was organised recently.

The workshop was held by voluntary organisation Mahila Chetna Manch at the Acharya Narendra Dev Library auditorium. At the inaugural session of the workshop, chairperson of the Mahila Chetna Manch and former Chief Secretary Nirmala Buch said not getting enough drinking and domestic use water and unavailability of lavatory facility near their residences were the biggest problems faced by women.

She said, women play the biggest role in collecting and using water and under such circumstances, corporators, other civic representatives and officials should be sensitive towards these issues and a better response is expected from them.

Buch presented statistics of gender inequality and imbalance collected by the Mahila Chetna Manch through a rapid gender analysis. Chief technical advisor of UN Habitat Aniruddh Mukherjee and project director Gulshan Bamra and director (training) of Mahila Chetna Manch Rashmi Saraswat were present on the occasion.

As part of the `Water for Asian Cities’ project being run jointly by the UN Habitat, Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the State Government in Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior and Jabalpur the training aims to make corporators and civic officials more aware.

First Published: Jun 09, 2006 01:23 IST