The Samagi Vanitha Balawegaya says it is regrettable that women’s skills and talents are not appreciated in present-day society.
Speaking during a media briefing former Parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra said the first step to giving women the respect they deserve should commence at home.
Premachandra claimed if women who work hard receive a promotion, rumours circulate of a relationship with senior authorities, and fail to appreciate their skills.
She added such matters need to be changed.
Former MP Premachandra said in certain urban areas, parents face difficulties if a daughter is born before a son.
The former MP said women receive secondhand treatment at all times and called for change.