We Care for Humanity (WCH) founder and president; Her Highness Princess Raden Dato’Seri Maria Amor Torres is unstoppable! After her memorable participation at IWPG’s celebration of the International Women’s Day at the United Nations in New York, she is set to arrive in New Delhi today to grace India’s grandest event of the year: The World Culture Festival 2016 which is a celebration of The Art of Living's 35 years of service to humanity, spirituality and human values. It will take place on March 11-13, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The festival will celebrate the diversity in cultures from across the world while simultaneously highlighting our unity as a human family.
Princess Maria is one of the eminent speakers of the Global Leadership Forum, co-hosted by the World Forum of Ethics in Business and The Art of Living Foundation in New Delhi on the 12th and 13th March 2016 at The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel, features renowned leaders and exceptional entrepreneurial personalities from a diverse range of industries to discuss, analyze and reflect on our current paradigms of leadership.
Amor, who is also the creator of The Global Officials of Dignity Awards (G.O.D. Awards), a humanitarian award giving body she holds at the United Nations annually is extremely grateful to be chosen as one of the speakers in this event. “To be lined-up among great people and share the stage with prominent personalities and some of the best thinkers of our time is such a golden opportunity”. She continues, “Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s vision of uniting cultures and races towards “One Family and One World” is a powerful manifesto to attain peace in this world.”. Incidentally, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar received the award “Supreme Spiritual Icon of the Year at 3rd G.O.D. Awards last year at the United Nations in New York.
Some of the world leaders who will be present and speaking at the festival and forum are:
The festival expects 3.5 million people from around the world to participate in this grand celebration.
Today as we celebrate International Women's Day, We Care for Humanity (WCH) hopes for ensuring women's safety in public places. This goes a long way in giving them equal space in the decision making process. We cannot wait for a safe atmosphere to be created... Safety of women is also connected to the participation of women in public life. When there are more women in public sphere, safe atmosphere will be created for women.
Nations should move beyond "women development" towards "women-led development". Women lawmakers should interact with women representatives in their area as a step towards their "empowerment". Proper utilisation of the Funds meant for Women will bring better results towards protecting the dignity and ensuring safety of women.
Women need to be part of the implementation and decision-making process, the problem is how to make it work. In the countries, where women are still behind, reservation for women in assemblies can facilitate the process. When we talk about this, the reservation for women in developing country’s parliament becomes important. The experience of having more women in local bodies has already proved that in countries like India.
It is felt that not enough support is being done for ensuring a safe atmosphere for women. "If there is atmosphere of safety, women will come out and have bigger role. We hope that there will be better result as we celebrate this Women's Day.
In behalf of We Care for Humanity and International Women's Peace Group (IWPG), we want to wish all the women in the world a Happy Women's Day!
--- Princess Raden Dato-Seri Maria Amor Torres
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