“She is the solution”: Summit of Grace Day 2
Religious leaders of various faiths came together at the “She is the Solution: The Summit of Grace” conference during the 2019 Kumbh Mela to denounce the practice of child marriage and commit towards ending it.
The summit was organized under the auspices of the Global Interfaith WASH Alliance (GIWA), with technical support from the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and UNICEF, to support the efforts of the Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Uttar Pradesh.
The roundtable discussion was imbued with hope, inspiring action already being taken, and solutions and pledges to make change. Faith Leaders, Dignitaries, and Special Guests included: Ms. Alexandra Westerbeek, Chief of Communication Advocacy and Partnerships, UNICEF, ICO; Ms. Sue Coates, Deputy Executive Director, WSSCC; Siddharth Shrestha, Chief C4D, UNICEF, ICO; Respected Faith Leaders: Amma Sri Karunamayiji, Anandmurti Gurumaaji, Sadhvi Shilapiji, BK Sister Sudeshji, Om Prabha Bhartiji, DJJS, and Nazia Nafees; Hon’ble Shri Satyapal Singhji, Minister of State for Human Resource Development; Hon’ble Speaker of Lok Sabha, Smt Sumitra Mahajanji; Swamini Adityananda Saraswatiji, Director of Programmes, Policy and Partnerships, GIWA.