With an objective to establish the rightful place for women in our society and to uphold the fact that Women should stand beside Women for empowerment, FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) an exclusive women’s wing of the prestigious national organization FICCI today launched the Kolkata Chapter of their pan-India initiative "Flo Advocacy and Legal Cell" in the esteemed presence of His Excellency Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal as the Chief Guest, Smt. Ruma Pal, Retired Justice of Supreme Court as the Guest of Honor and National Flo President Ms. Vinita Bimbhet. The three panelists for an interactive discussion were Ms. Vrinda Grover, Lawyer Human Rights and Women’s Rights Activist, Ms. Asha Nayar Basu, Lawyer Senior Partner at S Jalan & Co. and Ms. Anupama Sureka, Chairperson Flo Kolkata.
FLO Advocacy and Legal Cell is a pan-India initiative that aims to equip members and other women with political and legal tools to influence gender discourse, use creative means to change social perceptions of women, create a platform for progressive thought and knowledge sharing and encourage members to spread legal awareness on women rights. The objective of this pan-India initiative is to ensure a healthy, physical, mental and emotional state for every member by guiding them through stressful periods or adverse situations, facilitating legally aware good decisions for their empowered life ahead. It will function in Kolkata like Swayam Cell wherein people can send their queries to mail id – firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be guided by a team of Special Panelists and Experts in the field. This launch aimed at not raising your voice but improving your argument with the help of legal advisors and experts. Under the able guidance of Anupama Sureka, Flo Chairperson Kolkata, the expert panel of Flo Advocacy and Legal Cell in Kolkata would provide guidance on Women Rights, Policy Recommendations, Laws affecting women, Schemes and Exceptions for Women and many other social aspects that women should be aware of.