First Ever All India Women Journalists' Workshop

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The Ministry of Women and Child Development, in association with Press Information Bureau, Minis-try of Information & Broadcasting is organising the first ever "All India Women Journalists' Work-shop" on 7th June, 2016 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

The Conference will bring together 250 journalists from all parts of the country together on a single platform. The women journalists represent print, electronic and online media across the country including small and regional media organisations.

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This Conference will be a unique gathering of women journalists, who specialise in social sector re-porting, coming together to understand, discuss and deliberate on issues concerning women and children.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development will be showcasing the achievements during the last two years and also obtain a feedback on a number of issues concerning women and children espe-cially on the recently released Draft National Policy for Women, Draft Anti Trafficking Bill, Draft Regulations under JJ Act. The Ministry is also looking forward to new ideas/ areas concerning wom-en and children which could be taken up in the coming months.

Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman will also address the par-ticipants.

Journalists from 30 States and Union Territories have already confirmed their participation and more participation is expected in the coming two days. The participating journalists represent sev-eral regional publications and regional news channels of the country.

The WCD Ministry will also be putting up an exhibition of two of its large initiatives namely; Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and Children's Helpline-Childline.

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