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#100Women initiative in collaboration with Facebook

The Ministry of Women & Child Development (WCD) has already launched a new initiative #100Women in collaboration with Facebook. Through this unique initiative, the Government wishes to acknowledge and recognize 100 women achievers who have contributed to community and nation building across the country. The ‘#100Women Initiative’ involves a contest to select 100 women achievers of India through public nominations via social media and was launched on 15th July, 2015.

Nominations can be submitted till 30th September, 2015 through the Facebook page (https://www.Facebook.com/ministryWCD) of the Ministry of Women and Child Development. To submit nominations online interested persons may use the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/ministryWCD/app_892345240838861

On WCD initiative PM Modi twitted, #100Women is a great initiative by @MinistryWCD to recognize and acknowledge the contribution of women achievers.

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Meanwhile, the Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi held a live Q&A session on Facebook India on Sep 14, 2015 to discuss the new initiatives of the Ministry of Women & Child Development and to initiate a dialogue with the people on the issues concerning the women and children in the country. The Q & A session, which lasted forty five minutes, drew an overwhelming response and received more than 700 questions.

Nearly 65000  people were reached during the session with questions  on the subject of women and child development, violence against women, child labour, begging among children, gender sensitization among others. In some of the replies to the questions, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi talked about the initiatives like One Stop centres, extension of Childline to 352 districts, 33% reservation for women among police force, gender champions etc.

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