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            16th March 2017 : Hotel Southern Star, Bangalore
            This was marked with the presence of Mr. K L Ramesh, Regional Convenor, South-EPCH and prominent member exporter from
            the Southern region; faculty - Mrs. Jyotika Kalra and Mr. Upendra Sai; and Mr.P Sashidhar, Assistant Director, Regional Design &
            Technical Development Centre, O/o Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Bangalore.



























            labour force. According to the World Bank, countries with  Strategy : Gender equality and women’s
            greater gender equality are more prosperous and competitive.  empowerment isn’t a part of development but the core of
               An extra year of secondary school for girls can increase  development. Progress cannot be delivered in a vacuum.
                                                                   For societies to thrive, women and girls must have access to
            their future earnings by 10-20 percent. Girls with secondary
            schooling are up to 6 times less likely to marry as children than  education, healthcare, and technology. They must have
                                                                   control of resources, land, and markets. And they must have
            those with little or no education. And countries that invest in
            girls’ education have lower maternal and infant deaths, lower  equal rights and equal opportunities as breadwinners,
                                                                   peace-builders and leaders.
            rates of HIV and AIDS, and better child nutrition. When women
            participate in civil society and politics, governments are more  Feedback /Question –Answer Session
            open, democratic and responsive to citizens. When women are
                                                                       This session was open for all participants to ask any
            at the negotiating table, peace agreements are more inclusive
                                                                   doubts if they have related to topic covered during seminar
            and durable. And simply by empowering women farmers with
                                                                   or share their feeling how this seminar will impact their
            the same access to land, new technologies and capital as men,
                                                                   lives. All the participants participated actively and shared
            crop yields can be increased by as much as 30 percent, helping
                                                                   their views. All the doubts were cleared by the faculty.
            to feed a growing population.
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