Chennai: “Although progress has been made in many fields, there is no question that India has a long way to go in eliminating all forms of discrimination against women,” said additional advocate general, Madras high court, P.H. Arvindh Pandian.
Addressing the meeting ‘Two decades of convention on elimination of all forms of discrimination against women (CEDAW): Challenges and responses, National and International perspectives’, in Chennai on Saturday, Pandian said raising awareness and enacting positive steps to end gender-based discrimination must be made a top priority.
According to a report of the National Crime Records Bureau, 93 women are raped in India in a day.
Vice-chancellor, Tamil Nadu Music and Fine Arts University, Dr Gayatri, said discrimination against women starts at the home.
Among others, vice-chancellor of Tamil Nadu Dr Ambedkar Law University, Prof P. Vanangamudi, and Dr K.S. Sarwani, addressed the gathering. More than 100 students from the university took part in the meeting.