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Mangalore, Mar 9: National Women’s Front has taken exception to commodification of women and portrayal of women in provocative ways in advertisements.
Front Chairperson Shahida Tasneem delivering an inaugural address at a programme ‘secure women, secure nation’ organized by the Front to mark International Women’s Day here on Friday, she said that portrayal of women in such manner encourages men to indulge into immoral activities.
Mangalore, Jan 20: Mangalore based activist and freelance journalist Shahida Aslam has been unanimously elected as the new president of National Women’s Front. She was the Karnataka state unit president of the organisation.
The announcement was made at the third national general council of the organization that was held on Sunday at Malabar House, Puttanathani in Kerala.
Ms Aslam, who holds a master degree in mass communication and journalism, is a freelance journalist from Mangalore. She was part of the editorial board of Prastutha, a Mangalore based Kannada fortnightly. She also had worked for a women's monthly magazine. She was also an office bearer of Karnataka women writers' forum. She presented a paper titled ‘Muslim women in public space’ at an international conference organised at Calicut by institute of Objective Studies, Delhi. She had also worked as a member of several fact finding teams for human rights organisation and women’s rights organisation.