BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that those parts of the curriculum that portray women as inferior should be removed immediately. The work of examining the courses and their gender-neutral design should be completed as a matter of priority, Chouhan said before a meeting of the ministerial group on the advancement of women and child protection on Monday.
Equal rights are also necessary in the terminology used to designate female officers-employees. Instead of teacher, headmistress, the same terminology should be used for men and women as teacher, headmistress, etc., Chouhan said. The meeting made recommendations on promoting girls, health and food security, promoting educational levels, creating an environment for respect for women, gender budgeting, promoting property rights, economic empowerment, child exploitation, child labor, missing child drug abuse, orphans and status of children in need of childcare and protection.
CM said Shaurya parties and support groups should be activated together at the village level to keep an eye on malnutrition, violence against women and the dowry system.