Kamboj highlighted India’s citizen-centric digital initiatives, which focus on providing immediate assistance to women in distress…reports Asian Lite News
India’s UN representative, Ruchira Kamboj, stated that it is the best time to be a woman in India as the government is fully empowering women at all levels.
The Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, in collaboration with UN Women India, held a high-level panel discussion on leveraging public-private commitment for women’s greater access to technology and education.
“In India, there has been enormous, enormous growth in the past eight-nine years particularly and today, I think it is perhaps the best time to be a woman in India. I mean that very sincerely,” Kamboj said.
Kamboj stressed that in India “we recognise the transformational capacity of technology to provide impetus to women’s empowerment and sustainable development.”
“This is a fantastic time to be a woman and the government is fully empowering you at all levels. The Prime Minister has emphasised upon a model of women-led growth and development and it is very much a reality,” Kamboj said.
She highlighted India’s citizen-centric digital initiatives, which focus on providing immediate assistance to women in distress, preventing violence against women, and promoting their full and equal participation in every sphere of society.
UN Women’s Anita Bhatia emphasized the important role that digitalisation plays in closing the gender digital divide and pointed out that globally, men are 20% more likely to be online than women.
Kamboj spoke on two major initiatives — the Digital India programme and the Jan Dhan-Aadhaar-Mobile (JAM) trinity — that have shown the capacity of technology to provide impetus to women’s empowerment and sustainable development.
She said that during the pandemic, these initiatives had facilitated direct benefit transfer to nearly 200 million women.