Well known author to speak on Sharmila

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Source: Imphal Free Press

IMPHAL, Sep 16: The Just Peace Foundation wishes to announce that author of the book ‘Burning Bright’, Deepti Priya Mehrotra has been invited to deliver a speech on Irom Sharmila’s graceful non-violent leadership in the 11th Annual UNESCO Chair International Comparative Human Rights Conference. The conference will be held on October 19 at Connecticut University, USA.

This year’s Annual UNESCO Chair International Human Rights Conference will be convened not only to evaluate, compare and map out strategies and best practices that would facilitate the eradication of discrimination against women in all regions of the world, but also to pay tribute to women leadership and agencies in expanding the frontiers of human rights.
As part of the 100 Days Countdown, JPF is deeply honored by the recognition of the world body, as the author of the book ‘Burning Bright’ will be delivering a speech amongst many distinguished scholars and practitioners from various walks of life to a diverse audience of age and education, it said.

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