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As part of International Women’s Day, Dr. Bhavani Rao R. (Director of AMMACHI Labs) and UNESCO Chair in Women’s Empowerment and Gender Equality addressed the students of the Department of Management, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapetham, Amritapuri, on the topic of “Women’s Empowerment from the Perspective of an Individual” on March 7. 2020. She quoted the Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi’s teaching that ‘Empowerment’ means providing power to someone and that women already have the power within them.
Dr. Bhavani explained that gender equality does not refer to women alone and also includes men. The main aim of gender equality is to move towards Universal Harmony, where the entire creation in Nature is respected. She highlighted the responsibility of youth and females in achieving this and spoke about how women, who have the power to impact generations, play a crucial role in this regard. Dr.Bhavani said that only an empowered man can facilitate the empowerment of women. Her enlightening words imparted a deep knowledge of the current status of gender equality and the measures to be implemented towards achieving greater parity between genders.