UN Women National Committee Canada

UN Women National Committee Canada

October 28, 2013 14:43 ET

Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Address at the 5th International Conference On Women And Development -Punjabi University, INDIA

PATIALA, INDIA--(Marketwired - Nov. 6, 2013) - Almas Jiwani, President of UN Women National Committee Canada will be deliver the keynote address via video conference at the 5th International Conference on Women and Development, in India. The conference will be held in Patiala from November 22nd-23rd.

The conference will aim to render the current situation for unequal participation that many developing countries face. Almas Jiwani, whose work has transcended on several of the issues of discussion through her commitment with UN Women National Committee Canada, will be speaking on the propositions for action in securing women's full participation in developing countries. Jiwani will embody the spirit to champion the right for women participation across the globe. Her commitment to the Millennium Development Goals will play a valuable part in the delegations that will ensue.

"It is not only women that require the right to be actively engaged and participating on all frontiers," Almas Jiwani says "The population needs it. A community, a city, a world, can benefit and see enormous economic gains from the equal participation of men and women. I look forward to engaging with my fellow delegates in identifying avenues for equal participation of women."

Almas Jiwani will be joined by other UN Women representatives, and a special appearance by Ms. Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, among many global leaders in the discussion of women and development.

"Our university chose Almas Jiwani to send her special keynote address because she doing a wonderful job for the upliftment of the women, she is a international reputed personality and doing an excellent work in this direction. Moreover there are number of Indians living in canada and our standing committee felt that we will be able to get the view point of Indian settled in Canada and would get a clear picture what Canada is doing for the Development of Women," said Dr. Manju Verma, Director Women's Studies Centre, Punjabi University.

The 5th International Conference on Women and Development will be held at the Womens' Studies Center at Punjabi University, in Patiala, Punjab, India. Guests can expect discussion around the changing political climate and its implications in India, the role of literature, education, technology, media, environment, health, sports and law & judiciary, and women rights are human rights.

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UN Women National Committee Canada is an independent non-governmental organization that supports the mission of UN Women through our public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women's issues, and fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide. Currently, there are National Committees for UN Women in 16 countries

For more information about UN Women National Committee Canada or for an interview with Ms. Almas Jiwani, president of UN Women National Committee Canada, please contact:

UN Women National Committee Canada
Lauren Kristjanson or Farzana Mussa
Telephone: 613-234-8252 x 103
Email: communications@unwomencanada.org
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More About the 5th International Conference On Women And Development

Womens' Studies Centre was allocated to Punjabi University by University Grants Commission under XI Plan, established under the able guidance and dynamic leadership Dr. Jaspal Singh, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala. Its main objective is the pursuit of a comprehensive critical and balanced investigation of the cause of gender disparity. Almost certainly the most pervasive human rights abuses in the world involve women who constitute half of world's population and are subjected to discriminatory policies virtually in all the counters. It also aims at revitalizing University education bringing it closer to burning social issues and working towards their solutions.

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