PRLog - Nov. 3, 2010 - Nobody has doubts about the fact that empowerment of women can transform them into powerful agents of social change for the larger task of nation building. However, an analysis of the UN’s Gender-related Development Index (GDI) shows major differences between men and women in the areas of education, health and quality of life and there are glaring gaps between the targets set by countries for women’s empowerment and the true social, educational and economic status of women. One of the eight UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targeted to be achieved by 2015 is to promote gender equality and empower women
In this context, Prof. Nirupama Prakash Head, Department of Professional Development Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT) Solan Himachal Pradesh India was invited as a resource person to the Meeting of Asian and Spanish Women and as a keynote speaker on Gender and Culture of Peace at the Round Table on ‘Gender Equality and Development”
Casa Asia is a public institution constituted by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Regional Government of Catalonia and the City Councils of Barcelona and Madrid. The event was organized by Casa Asia with the collaboration of UNESCO, the United Nations Association of Spain with the financial support of the Spanish Agency for International Development and Cooperation.
For more details about JUIT Solan see http://www.juit.ac.in/
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About Prof Nirupama: Before joining JUIT Solan in July 2010, she had a distinguished career at Birla Institute of Technology and Science - BITS Pilani Rajasthan from July 1995 spear heading the MPhil Hospital & Health Systems Management program and the UGC Center for Women Studies. For more details see http://www.juit.ac.in/