While on an official trip to India with the UN Secretary-General, Mrs. Ban meets with leading voices on women’s rights and hears about the main challenges and opportunities in one of the world’s largest democracies.
On 27th April, Mrs. Ban Soon-taek, met with key women leaders at a forum organized by UN Women to discuss their perspectives on women’s rights.
Mrs. Ban Soon-taek is accompanying the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on his visit to India. His first stop is Delhi, where he is meeting with senior political leaders to discuss current international issues.
Speaking of their experiences, the leaders highlighted many opportunities, as well as challenges with regard to gender equality in India.
Emminent women’s rights activists participated at the event and discussed a range of issues, from women’s access to water and sanitation, education and employment and the widow’s pension scheme.
Urging the women leaders to continue their good work, Ms. Ban Soon-taek said: “You can change your society with your strong voices.”
The full story about Ms. Ban’s visit can be accessed here: http://www.unwomensouthasia.org/2012/un-secretary-general’s-wife-meets-women-leaders-from-india/