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  1. Supporting women is neither CSR nor philanthropy: Nita Ambani

Supporting women is neither CSR nor philanthropy: Nita Ambani

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.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 21, 2015 1:04 PM

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.”

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