A discussion on the topic ‘Gender and Corruption’ was organized in G-20.

The topic of Gender and Corruption was discussed as part of a discussion program of the 2nd G-20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meeting at Narendra Nagar.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi participated in the discussion programme. In his address, he said that the definition of a good government is determined by the welfare works done by it for the last man and women. Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Lekhi discussed the efforts of the Government of India to end corruption through schemes like Jan Dhan Account, Mudra Yojana, Ayushman Bharat, DBT as well as women empowerment. Women are most affected by corruption. He said that women should get free public services, health, education, financial support and facilities for child care.
In the discussion program, the African representative said that corruption also affects women in the form of sexual harassment. There is a need today to empower women economically and socially.
In the programme, Sonika Kanojia of Women Initiative, keeping her views, said that women face various challenges in setting up new enterprises and self-employment efforts, but due to the increasing use of information technology and the availability of online market, the opportunities for women are increasing. The path has become easier.
In the program, Rajni Rawat, director of Khushhal Self Help Group, resident of Narendra Nagar of Tehri district, informed about the success of self help groups in Uttarakhand. He informed that women in rural areas of the state are becoming financially empowered through self-help groups and are also becoming self-reliant.
Representative of Indonesia, Mallya said that there is a need to make the society aware against corruption. Women can play an important role in this direction. He said that there is a need to increase the participation of women in every field.
During the programme, short films on various efforts made by the Government of India to control corruption and women empowerment were also screened.

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