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Judith Collins to attend Sydney Women’s Meet

Ethnic Affairs Minister Judith Collins will attend the Women’s Conference of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) to be held in Australia on November 9, 2013.

In a press statement, Suman Kapoor, Chairperson of GOPIO International Women’s Council based in Hamilton, said that National Party List MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi will also attend the conference.

“The Women’s Conference seeks to address critical issues confronting women globally as evidenced by the recent revelations of abuses against women in many countries,” she said.

Empowering women

Mrs Kapoor said that the Conference, under the theme, ‘Women of the Indian Diaspora: Challenges, Empowerment & Opportunities,’ is being held as an integral part of GOPIO’s Biennial Convention, preceding Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 in the Australian City.

PTI reports: There are several sessions of the Conference designed with specific subthemes on these current issues, highlighting the history, aspirations, challenges and achievements, according to a GOPIO press release issued in Washington (US).

These topics of discussion are within the context of the relations of women, including Indian women, in politics, government, private sector, NGOs and women empowerment; and the prominent roles of Indian women.

A prominent, international advocacy organisation that monitors and addresses the issues and interests of persons of Indian Origin living outside of India, GOPIO International recognises the tangible and meaningful contributions of the over 25 million PIOs all over the world in various countries, their sense of patriotism and national loyalty while making significant progress in all segments of society.

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GOPIO WOMEN’S CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON 9th NOVEMBER 2013 IN SYDNEY

The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) announces its 2nd Women’s Conference to be held on 9th November 2013 at the Sapphire Function Centre in Sydney, Australia. The conference theme is “Women of the Indian Diaspora – Challenges, Empowerment & Opportunities” and it seeks to address current, critical issues confronting women of all ages globally.

The planned GOPIO 2nd Women’s Conference is being held as an integral part of GOPIO’s Biennial Convention preceding the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 (PBD2013) in Sydney. PBD2013) and is expected to attract a sizeable number of delegates, including civic leaders, educators, professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and diplomats from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Malaysia and neighboring countries in the region and India.

GOPIO 2nd Women’s Conference Sydney seeks to address critical issues confronting women globally as evidenced by the recent revelations of abuses against women in many countries. There are several sessions of the conference designed with specific sub-themes on these current issues, highlighting the history, aspirations, challenges and achievements. These topics of discussion are within the context of the relations of women, including Indian women, in politics, government, private sector, NGOs and women empowerment; and the prominent roles of Indian women.

CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON- SUMAN KAPOOR told “I am honoured to be successfully contributing towards the goal of bringing women from around the globe to one valuable platform. Conference sessions include in-depth discussions on: “Confronting and Overcoming Violence against Women & Children”; “Equitable Treatment of Women in Business and Profession”; “Women of the Indian Diaspora – Ways of Moving Forward”. The organizing team of the conference have been diligent in planning and coordinating the sessions and have selected an impressive list of prominent and suitably qualified presenters for the various sessions.”
This is the first time that a person from NEW ZEALAND chairs the women Diaspora conference at global level. Mrs. Suman Kapoor is actively involved in the team at INTERNATIONAL LEVEL of GOPIO CONVENTION.

GOPIO International is a prominent, international advocacy organization that monitors and addresses the issues and interests of persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) living outside of India. It recognizes the tangible and meaningful contributions of the over 25 million PIOs all over the world in various countries, their sense of patriotism and national loyalty while making significant progress in all segments of society.

Since its inception, GOPIO has been promoting awareness and understanding of issues of concern and interest — social, cultural, educational, economic, political – of the PIO communities around the globe. GOPIO also provides an active and well recognized platform for dialogue and discussion to the worldwide Indian Diaspora. To further advance that objective, GOPIO has been at the forefront to network the globally spread overseas Indian community by regularly organizing conferences in various parts of the world.

For more information, please contact Suman Kapoor, Chairperson of GOPIO Women’s Council at Email: sumankapoor2002@yahoo.com
GOPIO WOMEN’S CONFERENCE TO BE HELD ON 9th NOVEMBER 2013 IN SYDNEY

The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO International) announces its 2nd Women’s Conference to be held on 9th November 2013 at the Sapphire Function Centre in Sydney, Australia. The conference theme is “Women of the Indian Diaspora – Challenges, Empowerment & Opportunities” and it seeks to address current, critical issues confronting women of all ages globally.

The planned GOPIO 2nd Women’s Conference is being held as an integral part of GOPIO’s Biennial Convention preceding the Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 (PBD2013) in Sydney. PBD2013) and is expected to attract a sizeable number of delegates, including civic leaders, educators, professionals, entrepreneurs, government officials and diplomats from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Malaysia and neighboring countries in the region and India.

GOPIO 2nd Women’s Conference Sydney seeks to address critical issues confronting women globally as evidenced by the recent revelations of abuses against women in many countries. There are several sessions of the conference designed with specific sub-themes on these current issues, highlighting the history, aspirations, challenges and achievements. These topics of discussion are within the context of the relations of women, including Indian women, in politics, government, private sector, NGOs and women empowerment; and the prominent roles of Indian women.

CONFERENCE CHAIRPERSON- SUMAN KAPOOR told “I am honoured to be successfully contributing towards the goal of bringing women from around the globe to one valuable platform. Conference sessions include in-depth discussions on: “Confronting and Overcoming Violence against Women & Children”; “Equitable Treatment of Women in Business and Profession”; “Women of the Indian Diaspora – Ways of Moving Forward”. The organizing team of the conference have been diligent in planning and coordinating the sessions and have selected an impressive list of prominent and suitably qualified presenters for the various sessions.”
This is the first time that a person from NEW ZEALAND chairs the women Diaspora conference at global level. Mrs. Suman Kapoor is actively involved in the team at INTERNATIONAL LEVEL of GOPIO CONVENTION.

GOPIO International is a prominent, international advocacy organization that monitors and addresses the issues and interests of persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) living outside of India. It recognizes the tangible and meaningful contributions of the over 25 million PIOs all over the world in various countries, their sense of patriotism and national loyalty while making significant progress in all segments of society.

Since its inception, GOPIO has been promoting awareness and understanding of issues of concern and interest — social, cultural, educational, economic, political – of the PIO communities around the globe. GOPIO also provides an active and well recognized platform for dialogue and discussion to the worldwide Indian Diaspora. To further advance that objective, GOPIO has been at the forefront to network the globally spread overseas Indian community by regularly organizing conferences in various parts of the world.

For more information, please contact Suman Kapoor, Chairperson of GOPIO Women’s Council at Email: sumankapoor2002@yahoo.com
A regional meet of Indian Diaspora will be held in Sydney from November 10 to 12, 2013, in which about 1000 people are likely to participate.

Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi said that the theme of the seventh edition of the annual regional event will be ‘Connecting for a shared future — the Indian Diaspora, India and the Pacific.’

Sessions of the event, called ‘Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas,’ will be devoted to bilateral business opportunities, skill development, technology, education and culture, he said.

“Sydney is the most important commercial city in Australia, and has a large Indian community. It is the best location on the eastern sea board of Australia in terms of connectivity with New Zealand and the Pacific Islands,” Mr Ravi said.

The Indian Diaspora from Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Pacific Islands are likely to participate in the three-day event, being organised by the Overseas Indian Affairs Ministry in conjunction with the Indian High Commission in Australia, and other local organisations.

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