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International Women's Day Seminar 2018 - Press for Progress

Organised By Women's Council, GOPIO Queensland

Sunday, 11 March 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (AEST)

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Global Organization of people from Indian Origin QueenslandWomen’s Council, GOPIO Queensland (Global Organization of People from Indian Origin) invites you to join us and participate in the engaging seminar full of information.

Press for Progress – “Leave no woman behind. Together we can empower women across the globe.

Now, more than ever, there's a strong call-to-action to press forward and progress gender parity. There's a strong call to #PressforProgress motivating and uniting friends, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive. 

This year, the focus of this engaging & interactive seminar will be various issues including: 

  • Women’s health,
  • Domestic and family violence – counselling, support and assistance
  • Capacity Building program,
  • Business development & training opportunities, &
  • Identifying, bridging educational and career gaps.


Please arrive at 9:30 am for 10:00 am start on Sunday 11th March 2018.


Veena Merz |0449 804 866|
Chairperson, Women’s Council
Vinita Khushal |0403 813 693|

Usha Chandra |0419 775 416 |
Immediate Past President 

Pravinita Singh Pillay |0449 067 865 |


Proudly Supported By Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University.

Have questions about International Women's Day Seminar 2018 - Press for Progress ? Contact Organised By Women's Council, GOPIO Queensland

When & Where

Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue
170 Kessels Road
Centre for Interfaith & Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University, 170 Kessels Road, Nathan, 4111, QLD 4111

Sunday, 11 March 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm (AEST)

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Organised By Women's Council, GOPIO Queensland

The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is a non partisan, secular global organization engaged in promoting the well being of people of Indian origin and enhancing cooperation and communication between Indian Diaspora around the world.


GOPIO was founded at the First Global Convention of People of Indian Origin held in New York in 1989. Currently GOPIO chapters has 76 chapters which operate in over 45 countries worldwide representing interests of the Indian Diaspora estimated to be over 25 Million world-wide.


GOPIO Queensland was formed in June 2008. The idea of a Queensland Chapter was first mooted by Umesh Chandra , who became the founder president of GOPIO Queensland.GOPIO Queensland has very active Business Council, Woman Council and Youth Council. Since its formation, GOPIO Queensland has held many professional, business and cultural events including the iconic India Day Fair and other activities through out the year.


GOPIO Womens council has been in intergral part of GOPIO International GOPIO , and GOPIO International encourages all chapters have an active womens council. GOPIO QLD Women’s Council was formed  to help with issues relating to and affecting women. It has been created to assist women deal with everyday problems from domestic violence, language barriers, financial ignorance, legal aid, health issues and general well being , to just having somebody to reach out to. Apart from this women's council organizes   many cultural events , such as picnic in the park


We have associations with different community organisations which help promote the awareness of domestic violence within all the communities as well as the White Ribbon QLD committee. The first event in honour of women was held for Mother’s day on 18 May 2014. 

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