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THP-India VP, Country Director Appointed to National Committee on the Status of Women
International Women's Day, March 8, 2012 - The government of India has approved the creation of a high-level Committee on the Status of Women to be Chaired by long-time women's advocate, Justice Ruma Pal. The Committee is charged with undertaking a comprehensive study of changes in the status of women in India since 1989. Based on this contemporary assessment of women’s needs, the Committee will propose appropriate policy interventions to be made by the Indian government.
It is with great pride that we announce the appointment of The Hunger Project-India's own Rita Sarin as a key member of this Committee. Rita's role as Vice President and Country Director of The Hunger Project-India has been invaluable and we are delighted that she has been recognized as making a significant contribution to the status of women in India.
About the current, growing status of women in India, Rita had this to say: "India is on a threshold of new revolution with over 1.2 million rural women elected to village councils. Their leadership is transformational in bringing basic health, education, drinking water and clean environment to all people in the villages of India."