International Women's Conference at the Art of Living center

3rd of Feb 2012
3rd of Feb 2012 to 5th of Feb 2012
Bangalore Ashram, India
bangalore
bangalore  Karnataka
India

Women from 55 countries today began deliberations at the 5th International Women’s Conference (IWC) hosted in the Art of Living International Center.

 The three-day conference is an extension of The Art of Living’s women empowerment projects and is a platform for women to come together and create a stronger social transformation.

The inaugural ceremony was presided by Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Chairperson IWC, Smt. Bhanumathi Narasimhan. Hon’ble Lulama Xingwana, Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Republic of South Africa; Hon’ble Ronit Tirosh, Member of Parliament, Israel; Ms. Shiren Ibrahim Fattah, Representative, Kurdish Government, Iraq; Hon’ble Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, State Minister of Women and Children Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh; and Ms. Orna Sagiv, Honourable Counsul General of Israel, Israel Consulate, Mumbai were some of the women leaders at the session.

Picture 1: Lending a spiritual anchor: Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, addressing the 5th International Women’s Conference, titled ‘Women and Technology ‘ hosted at the Art of Living International Center.

Picture 2: Women leaders from all walks of life came together to deliberate on the role of technology in women empowerment at the 5th International Women’s Conference at the Art of Living International Center. ( L to R): Hon’ble Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, State Minister of Women and Children Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Hon’ble Ronit Tirosh, Member of Parliament, Israel, Irina Rukina, Co-chair , Counsil of Consolidation for Women’s Movement, Russia; Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,founder of The Art of Living; Smt. Bhanumathi Narasimhan, Chairperson IWC; Hon’ble Smt. Datty Gowda, wife of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka; Hon’ble Lulama Xingwana, Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Republic of South Africa; Ms. Shiren Ibrahim Fattah, Representative, Kurdish Government, Iraq; and Ms. Orna Sagiv, Honourable Counsul General of Israel, Israel Consulate, Mumbai.

Picture 3: Diverse cultures share a common platform at the 5th International Women’s Conference at the Art of Living International Center.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of The Art of Living shares a light moment with Hon’ble Duggubati Purandeshwari, Minister for State for Human Resource Development (Higher Education), Govt. of India at the 5th International Women’s Conference at the Art of Living International Center.