INDIA GREENS PARTY
World Population Day: Women to be empowered to exercise choice over their bodies and fertility
Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 11 July 2022: The India Greens Party (iGP) today said the women must be empowered educationally, economically and politically to exercise choice over their bodies and fertility.
In a press statement issued here at the national head office (NHO) of the party on the occasion of the World Population Day, it said the fertility rates can only be balanced if the reproductive health rights of all people were reprioritised.
Co-President Rajendra Minj said reprioritisation of the reproductive health rights is need of the hour.
“Women must be empowered educationally, economically and politically to exercise choice over their bodies and fertility. It is sad that despite constitutional guarantees of gender equality in many countries, women enjoy just 75% of the legal rights of men, globally,” pointed out Mr Minj.
The iGP Founder, Patron and Mentor Suresh Nautiyal said it is a wake-up call to governments, elected representatives, policymakers and development institutions. The leaders need to understand why the world population grew so much only in the last 200 years; though, it took hundreds of thousands of years for the world population to grow to one billion.
The World Population Day is observed on 11 July every year. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1989. The Day aims at increasing people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights.
The iGP leaders asserted we have the inherent right to choose what we do with our body, to ensure its protection and care, to pursue its expression because the quality of our lives depends on it.
– Issued from the IGP NHO.
(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019.)
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