Women’s Empowerment Principles Surendra K. Kaushik Women’s Empowerment Principles The Women’s Empowerment Principles were launched on 9 March 2010 in celebration of International Women's Day at a day-long conference in New York for business, civil society, Government academia and the UN to explore the application of the Principles in various contexts. In brief, the Principles are: Women’s Empowerment Principles 1. Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality. 2.Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination. 3. Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers. 4. Promote education, training and professional development for women. 5. Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women. 6. Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy. 7. Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality. Mrs. Helena Kaushik Women’s College The Honoree Helena Kaushik The Founders Mrs. Helena Kaushik and Dr. Surendra Kaushik Timeline of 1999-2012 Inauguration of the college on August 4, 1999 Timeline of 1999-2012 Foundation stone laying ceremony for the new academic hall on February 21, 2000 Timeline of 1999-2012 Foundation stone laying ceremony for Residence Hall, July 15, 2000 Timeline of 1999-2012 Inauguration of John Dorr Science Lab and Nell Dorr Art Gallery by former Congressman Richard Ottinger in January 2002 Timeline of 1999-2012 The Chief Guest Dr. Girija Vyas at the first international conference in the college, January 18, 2002 Timeline of 1999-2012 January 2002 March 2002 Community development activities in the college for the benefit of local women Timeline of 1999-2012 The completed academic hall, April 2002 First Commencement 2002 Prof. K. L. Kamal lighting the lamp Student Valedictorian First Commencement 2002 Inauguration of the guest house by Prof. K. L. Kamal, Vice- Chancellor, University of Rajasthan, July 19, 2002 Graduation 2010 A Nigerian delegation headed by Mrs. Nnenna G. Ihejirika visiting the college on July 16, 2011 Graduates of the Class of 2011 (More than 900 have graduated from 2002 to 2011 Presentation of Diploma to a Graduate in 2011 Conclusion Education Empowers. Education Creates Human Rights. Education Builds Human Capital in Women. Human Capital Empowers Women. Empowerment Reduces Gender Inequality. Women’s Empowerment is Necessary for Human Progress. DONATIONS www.helenakaushik.org Please make generous “tax-deductible” donations to the College. Make checks payable to: Helena Kaushik Education Foundation P.O. Box 234 Briarcliff Manor, NY-10510 A receipt will be mailed to the donor promptly.
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