President likely to attend gender equality conference

New Delhi, Oct 27 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee is likely to attend a conference next month on gender equality organised by the Kerala government and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

The International Conference on Gender Equality will be held at Thiruvananthapuram, beginning on November 11, an official release said.

The core theme of the conference is ‘Gender, Governance and Inclusion’. Discussions will be held on citizenship, globalisation, work, governance, health, education, disability and the role of media.

“I am certain that the International Conference on Gender Equality will spur renewed political commitment and re-energise action on gender equality,” said Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, representative of UN Women in India, Bhutan, the Maldives and Sri Lanka.

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