๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ผ Women councillors want training programmes

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The women councillors want the Corporation to conduct training programmes to help them do their jobs better.

What’s it about? A panel titled “Grassroots Democracy and Women Representatives,” organised by Voice of People, heard concerns from women councillors about interference by their male relatives. Currently, they’re given only a day’s training, but it isn’t enough.

  • Congress councillor Amirta Varshini said most women aren’t aware of the basics. They aren’t aware of their roles, and regular training can change that.
  • Another councillor P Yazhini detailed her experience of 11 people vying for the councillor position. However, her party leader decided to give the seat to a field worker since the others were spouses of party men.

Challenges faced: The women councillors face challenges in their daily work from meeting people to inspections. They also have to handle all types of people, some of whom can be unruly.

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