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A strong State Women's Commission for Tamil Nadu

This petition had 98 supporters

May 24, 2016

Dr J Jayalalithaa,
Honourable Chief Minister,
Tamil Nadu

Dear Madam,

We, the undersigned, are individuals and organisations concerned about gender equality and women’s empowerment in Tamil Nadu, would like to congratulate you on your tremendous win in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly elections, 2016.

Women’s organisations in Tamil Nadu are looking forward to the revival of the Tamil Nadu State Women’s Commission, with a proactive chair who is proven to be sensitive to gender issues, and has concretely contributed towards women’s empowerment. We envision the Commission as a dynamic and efficient body, committed to guaranteeing the rights of women in Tamil Nadu. We hope the Commission will work in consultation with civil society, especially women’s organisations, in the state.

Yours sincerely,

Bimla Chandraseker, Director, Ekta Resource Centre for Women
D. Banu, Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective
D. Selvi, Rural Women’s Social Education Centre
Esther Mariaselvam, ActionAid
G. Kalavathy, Rural Women’s Social Education Centre
G. Selvarani, Women’s Indian Association
Geetha Narayanan, Development Consultant and Researcher
JC. R. Renuka, Centre for Women’s Development and Research
Jesu Rethinam, SNEHA, Tamil Nadu
K Hemalatha, Former Director (Retd.), Centre for Empowerment of Women
M. Malarkodi, SNEHA, Tamil Nadu
Ragamalika Karthikeyan, The Prajnya Trust
Prof. Dr. Rita John, University of Madras
S. Sabaritha
Dr. Swarna Rajagopalan, The Prajnya Trust
T. Jamuna, Women’s Indian Association
Valli Gopal, Siga Community Services

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