PUNE: Pune-based Pushpa Hegde has been elected as the Vice President of the International Council for Women (ICW). Hegde, who will be the Vice President with the highest number of votes, has been associated with ICW for the past 25 years where she has worked as an Advisor, Coordinator, Asia Pacific Chairperson, and has also held the post of Board Member for the organization.
ICW, a 130-year organization with its headquarters in Paris with affiliation across 67 countries, works closely with the United Nations on issues of health, welfare, peace, equality, education, environment, migration, violence, discrimination, trafficking, poverty, and the rights of women, children, refugees, and minorities.
Pushpa Hegde’s tenure as a Vice President will be for 3 years from 2022 to 2025 and her main objective will be to work on the education, health, and nutrition-related issues of women and children. Currently, she is also serving as the Trustee for Parijat Foundation, Mahila Seva Mandal, and National Council for Women in India. At present, she is also the Chairperson of the Poona Women Council School Board.
Along with her, Rakhi Shetty from Pune, current NCWI President and Managing Committee Member of Mahila Seva Mandal has been elected into the ICW Standing Committee as Coordinator for General Well-Being, while Nita Akre from Shimla has been elected as Advisor for Rural and Urban Women.
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