LAKHIMPUR, April 12: Sangeeta Tete, a social activist of Lakhimpur, who is sincerely working for women empowerment, has been invited for the Stockhom Forum on Gender Equality. She will be leaving for the programme on April 14. She is nomited by Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), an intertiol feminist organization based at Chiangmai, Thailand.
Award-winning author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and human rights counselor Colin Gonsalves are some of the 500 gender equality actors who will participate in the Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality from April 15 to April 17.
The global forum is about strengthening women’s and girls’ rights, representation and access to resources. The programme will bring together just over 500 participants from more than 100 countries, from grassroots to ministerial level. It is organized by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish Institute, in collaboration with the Swedish Intertiol Development Co-operation Agency (SIDCA) and the Folke Berdotte Academy (FBA). In the programme, Sangeeta Tete will share her views on the importance of gender equality for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and on paving of the way for women’s economic empowerment.