A two-day meeting of BRICS women parliamentarian’s forum began today in Jaipur. In her inaugural address Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said, government has chosen the path of removing poverty by empowering the poor. She said women are most vulnerable and therefore are most at risk from climate change. She said the BRICS countries need to strengthen cooperative mechanisms and to innovate new institutional means for meeting the needs of the member countries.
Earlier, T R Modise, the Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, South Africa said, this forum will help to have one voice as women Parliamentarians to organise, mobilise, motivate and advance women.
AIR correspondent reports that total 43 Parliamentarians from BRICS countries including 28 MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, are participating in the meeting where sustainable development goals are being discussed.