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Mahajan to attend women presiding officers' meet in Switzerland

Posted on Sep 02 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, Sep 2 : Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan will attend the ninth annual meeting of women speakers of parliament in Switzerland Sep 4-5.

The theme of the meeting would be "Economic empowerment of women: Women speakers of parliaments taking the lead", an official release said Tuesday.

There would be various sub-themes in the meeting such as building a conducive environment, women's economic needs and well-being and women's economic leadership.

Mahajan will make a presentation on "Building a conducive environment for women's economic empowerment".

Lok Sabha Secretary General P.K. Grover will accompany the speaker.

The meeting will culminate with the adoption of a declaration on the overall theme.

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