Today as we celebrate International Women's Day, We Care for Humanity (WCH) hopes for ensuring women's safety in public places. This goes a long way in giving them equal space in the decision making process. We cannot wait for a safe atmosphere to be created... Safety of women is also connected to the participation of women in public life. When there are more women in public sphere, safe atmosphere will be created for women.
Nations should move beyond "women development" towards "women-led development". Women lawmakers should interact with women representatives in their area as a step towards their "empowerment". Proper utilisation of the Funds meant for Women will bring better results towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women.
Women need to be part of the implementation and decision-making process, the problem is how to make it work. In the countries, where women are still behind, reservation for women in assemblies can facilitate the process. When we talk about this, the reservation for women in developing country’s parliament becomes important. The experience of having more women in local bodies has already proved that in countries like India.
It is felt that not enough support is being done for ensuring a safe atmosphere for women. "If there is atmosphere of safety, women will come out and have bigger role. We hope that there will be better result as we celebrate this Women's Day.
In behalf of We Care for Humanity and International Women's Peace Group (IWPG), we want to wish all the women in the world a Happy Women's Day!
--- Princess Raden Dato-Seri Maria Amor Torres