Seeking gender equality, Reliance Foundation Founder and Chairperson Nita Ambani said supporting women is neither corporate social responsibility (CSR) nor philanthropy but a moral responsibility.
“Supporting women is neither CSR nor philanthropy. It is our moral responsibility to support an idea u2013 an idea of a better world,” Ambani said here at the Women in the World India Summit.
Stating that in about a decade, India will have the largest number of women in any country in the world, she said: “We stand at a very important point in time in history u2013 a time when a crucial difference can be made…What kind of an India and what kind of a world do we want for ourselves and our children?”
A world where women lag behind is not only an unequal world, it is an unjust world, an unfair world, Ambani said, adding “we cannot accept a world like that”.
Citing examples of women leaders that India had witnessed, she said: “We have a proud history of women leaders from all walks of life u2013 from Jhansi Ki Rani to Indira Gandhi to Mother Teresa and many others. These women make us believe in a world with possibilities. A world where women have equal opportunities. A world that is better, not just for women, but for everyone.”