[IWPG Peace News]
International Women’s Peace Group
|2015 IWPG Network India, Happy Women Healthy Mothers|
Network IWPG India
10,000 women of India pledged to support the movement led by IWPG (International Women’s Peace Group, Chairwoman) to urge for the enactment of an international convention for the cessation of wars and to join the organization’s work for the empowerment of women and world peace.
18 December, 2015, the 2015 IWPG Network India was held at the Women’s Christian College, Nagercoil in Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, the southernmost area of India hosted by the IWPG Women Leaders’ Peace Committee Kanyakumari District with PURA as the leading organizer.
10,000 women attended the first part of the event themed Happy Women, Healthy Mothers. Participating women leaders from the districts of Tamil Nadu, and from the states of Odisha, Maharashtra, Kerala who discussed women’s role in empowering women and achieving peace. Hon. District Collector, the Superintendent of Police, the Additional Director for Rural Development Tamil Nadu Government, and the Principal of WCC delivered keynote addresses.
In the second half of the event, 200 female university students from Kanyakumari gave performances for peace and received ovations from the audience. IWPG appointed 41 members of the peace committee, advisors, and peace ambassadors.
The conference was followed by a large-scale peace walk across downtown Kanyakumari which was joined by the local citizens.
The chairwoman of IWPG said in her video message that she wanted most to come together with women in India for peace. “Though women in India are struggling with India’s custom and social norms, I believe those struggles are what we go through on the way to becoming agents of peace. Now it is the time to show the true potential of Indian women,” said.
|[Peace News] IWPG Network India|