Previous Speaking Engagements on ‘Women’ include:
2016
  • Discussion with Senator Zakia Mrini (founder and president, Ennakhil Association, Morocco). ‘Non-violence towards women and the environment’. Hosted by Ennakhil Association. Lotissement Acharaf, Marrakesh, Morocco.
  • Panellist with Dr. Hayu Prabowo (chair, National Council of Ulama, Indonesia), Nana Fitriana Firman (co-chair, Global Muslim Climate Network, USA), Dr. Nigel Crawhall (executive committee member, International Network of Engaged Buddhists, South Africa), Rev. Dr. Peter Pavlóvic (member of climate change reference group, World Council of Churches, Belgium) and Ciara Shannon (Asia director, GreenFaith, Hong Kong). ‘Interfaith dialogue: faith communities on climate actions’. COP22: Climate Change Conference. Hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Global Muslim Climate Network. Bab Ighli, Marrakesh, Morocco.
2012
  • Speaker. ‘The role of women in changing times’. Organised by Brahma Kumaris and Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development. Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Putrajaya, Malaysia.
  • Leader of a visioning process: ‘Co-Creating a New Economic Paradigm’. Tapping into Our Inner Resources for the Transformation of the Global Economy. Rio+20: UN Conference on Sustainable Development. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2011
  • Panellist with Teresa Mungazi (Young Voices Network, Zimbabwe), Dr Sandika Baboolal (South Africa), Simmi Dullay (Lecturer in gender studies, South Africa) and Edna Kaptoyo (Indigenous Information Network, Kenya). Honouring Wisdom and Strengthening Commitment. COP17: UN Climate Change Conference. Howard College UKZN, Durban, South Africa.
  • Speaker with Dr Salwa Babana El Alaoui (Morocco), Dr Hervé Foulot (France), Fatima Djrrari Ben Abdenbi (Morocco), Renaud Russeil (France), Dr Mouslime Kabbaj (Morocco), Muna Alafarj (Kuwait). ‘Better thinking, better living, better being.’ Lecture tour. King Abdul Aziz Al Saud Islamic Studies and Human Sciences Foundation, Casablanca, Morocco.
  • Speaker with Souraya Badraoui Drissi Leuwenkroon (GM of Lavazza Morocco and President of AFEM) ‘Self Management for extremely busy Professional Women’. Lecture tour. Organised by AFEM (Moroccan Association of Women Entrepreneurs). Aïn Sbaâ (University Hassan II), Casablanca, Morocco.
2010
  • Panellist with Rev. Dr Joan Brown Campbell (Director, Department of Religion, Chautauqua Institution, USA), Ven. Chang Ji (Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, USA), Richard Cizik (Founder, New Evangelicals USA), Sraddhalu Ranade (Scientist and Teacher, Sri Aurobindo Ashram India), Sister Joan Chittister (author and Benedictine nun, USA). ‘Inner Dimensions of Climate Change’. COP 16: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. Cancun, Mexico.
  • Guest speaker with Lynne Franks (women’s empowerment activist, UK). Women of Influence. Organised by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation. East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK.
2009
  • Moderator of panel discussion with Prof Wangari Maathai (Nobel Laureate, Kenya), Dr Maurice F. Strong (Former UN Under-Secretary-General, Canada), Prof Dr Phra Dharmakosajarn (Rector MCU, Thailand), Dr Vandana Shiva (Environmentalist, India) and Swami Veda Bharati (Sadhana Mandir Ashram, India). ‘Voices of Hope: Responding to the Call of the Earth’. COP 15: UN Climate Change Conference. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. National Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark.
2008
  • Speaker with Sarah Brown (wife of then UK Prime Minister). Women’s Health in the 21st Century. Hosted by UCL Institute for Women’s Health. Queen Elizabeth Hall. London, UK.
  • Keynote plenary speaker. Making Way for the Feminine for the Benefit of the World Community. Organised by Global Peace Initiative of Women. New Delhi and Jaipur, India.
2007
  • Keynote speaker with Doreen Lawrence (UK). Uniting Women of Faith Conference. Organised by Leeds Faiths Forum. Thackray Medical Museum, Leeds, UK.
  • Speaker. Managing thoughts. Organised by Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2006
  • Speaker. ‘A State of Grace.’ 2nd Global Council Meeting – Women Global Leaders: Inspiring the Next Generation. Organised by International Museum of Women. San Francisco CA, USA.
  • Speaker. Media event. Images and Voices of Hope. New York NY, USA.
2005
  • Speaker. Civil society: THE challenge. Organised by GLOBArt and Lower Austria Provincial Academy. Pernegg Monastery, Pernegg, Austria.
  • Speaker. Conference. Organised by International Museum of Women. San Francisco CA, USA
  • Keynote speaker. Creating Harmonious Homes and Lifestyles. Organised by Kensington and Chelsea Women’s Club. The Royal Geographical Society, London, UK.
2002
  • Keynote speaker. ‘The Contribution of Women to Hindu Spirituality’. Hindu Spirituality Conference. Organised by Edinburgh International Centre for World Spiritualities. Consulate General of India, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Speaker. Leadership and Character. Organised by Ministry for Women. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Speaker. What Women Want campaign. Organised by Women’s Institute. UK.
2001
  • Speaker. Women as Actors for Human Well-Being and Economic Security. Organised by Special committee of International NGOs on Human Rights (Geneva). Brussels, Belgium.
1995
  • Workshop presenter. 4th World Conference on Women – Action for Equality, Development and Peace. Organised by UN. Beijing, China.
  • Workshop presenter. NGO Forum on Women. Organised by UN. Huairou, China.
1985
  • Speaker. International Conference on Women and Development. Organised by Society for International Development. Jaipur, India.
1984
  • Speaker. Peace through meditation. Organised by The Rotary Inner Wheel Women’s Club. Cairo, Egypt.
1983
  • Speaker. The Asian Women’s Convention. Hong Kong, China.