THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In an effort to address the issues faced by women in the film sector, the government has decided to appoint a three-member panel under Justice Hema, former judge of Kerala High Court. Actor Sarada and retired IAS officer K B Valsalakumari will be the other two members.
The committee will look into the issues faced by women and also study the working environment of women in the film field. The Cabinet took the decision after seniors in the field under the ‘Women in Cinema Collective’ met Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to raise the issue and submitted a memorandum.
Women in Cinema Collective, an organisation to ensure the welfare of women working with Malayalam cinema, was formed recently. The movement led by seniors like Beena Paul and Manju Warrier met the Chief Minister recently and sought the government’s support to address the issues faced by women in cinema. He had also promised to study the issues and take necessary action.