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The fourth International Women's Conference, organized by the International Association for Human Values, the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth and The Art of Living was held at Bali, Indonesia in March 2010. The Conference, titled “Waves of Beauty,” was attended by over 350 delegates from 43 countries. The Conference saw women leaders of various ethnicities and countries and from different spheres of life come together to discuss and share their experiences and concerns on issues that mattered to them - education, leadership, economy, family, governance and the media.

The three themes of the fourth International Women's Conference - “Aishwarya” (Wealth), “Madhurya” (Harmony), and “Saundarya” (Beauty) - engaged the delegates in lively discussions on the challenges that women encounter in the modern world. They also emphasized and demonstrated the importance of realizing one’s inner strength and potential. The sessions provided a platform for a network of women leaders to share their stories.

This inspired the participants, or delegates to develop an action plan for the empowerment of women across the world. The delegates pledged to effect social transformation through active support for the causes of women empowerment, social entrepreneurship, ethical education and environmental care. Speakers and delegates emphasized the need to understand the world we live in and to contribute to it harmoniously.

The warm and receptive atmosphere of the Conference fostered a strong bond amongst all the participants. Commitment met celebration as renowned international artistes enthralled the audiences with performances showcasing world culture.

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Every piece of action we do today is powered by technology. But only 30% of women in India have access to technology.There is a huge disparity, a huge paradox – there's phenomenal advancement in technology in one hand, but on the other side, there's no good clean drinking water for many..
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It is a tremendous experience to be amongst such distinguished women from more than 55 countries around the globe, to share and discuss how technology can be an aid in ensuring the empowerment of women. The beauty of the theme is actually embedded in how to connect Spirituality and Technology and that is what one aspires to learn in this 3 day-long conference.
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She represents the women of South Africa but most importantly has come to India to learn from the country that is rich in history, rich in tradition and indigenous technologies that one needs to learn from..
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Mr. Shantanu Prakash runs an education company that works with about 15 million students across the world, mostly of them in India, and roughly about 8 million of them are young women who in 3-5 years will be ready to assume very important roles in society.
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In Egypt, the Egyptian youth made a revolution through an event in Facebook. She discovered the power of Facebook in 2008, when a friend, a journalist was arrested.They didn't have any access to the traditional media. So she organised an event for journalist, and an event on Facebook. Many journalists came, even the youth.
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About 4 years ago they ran in the Council of Europe a campaign to stop racism in football, The manager of the Arsenal football team, in London, is a lovely man called Arson Wenger who said in English, in French and in German and Alsatian, that football was a beautiful game and that there should be no racism and that he supported the Council of Europe campaign against racism.
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Spiritual Connection. is about how to find our mind. Our body is a very high tech system. It uses the six senses to perceive the outside world, but what is the connection between our body and the six senses? Its the mind, but where's the mind and what does it look for in life? So far, no scientific machine can find it.
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