PM Modi stresses women’s role in tackling disasters

PM Modi was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:November 4, 2016 3:03 am
modi, narendra modi, pm modi, pm modi on women, modi on women, modi on disasters, disaster reduction pm modi, pm modi disasters, indian express news, india news PM Modi said: “Women are disproportionately affected by disasters.” (Source: ANI Photo/File)

At an international conference on disaster risk reduction, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasised the role of women, utility of age-old practices and the need for the world to come together to mitigate disasters.

“Women are disproportionately affected by disasters. They also have unique strengths and insights. We must train a large number of women volunteers to support special needs of women affected by disasters,” he said.

He was speaking at the inauguration of the three-day Asian Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.