Vanita Gupta, an Indian-American has been appointed by the US administration as the President and CEO of ‘The Leadership Conference on Human and Civil Privileges’. She is the first woman and Indian-American to be appointed as the head of the prominent organization. Ms. Gupta was earlier the Head of the Justice Department in the Obama government.
41-year-old Gupta will be taking over from Wade Henderson who headed the organization for almost 20 years. Renowned for her bold promotion of human rights, Ms. Gupta will also be heading the ‘The Leadership Conference Education Fund’ the sister organization. She will commence her new role from June 1, 2017, quotes New Indian Express.
Vanita Gupta said that at a juncture when the nation’s progress and ideas are being endangered fundamentally, The Leadership Conference will be a crucial center for the wide spectrum of human rights and civil organizations that crusade the cause of equality, fairness, and justice throughout the US.
A statement from Ms. Gupta said that human and civil rights work was always been challenging. In these extraordinary situations that demand solidarity, strategy, and vision, Leadership conference union is in an exceptional leadership position, added the statement.
While heading the division for Civil rights, Vanita Gupta supervised a diverse range of civil and criminal enforcement initiatives to ensure the safeguarding of equal opportunity for all and equal justice in one of the most eventful periods for the Civil rights division.
Ms. Gupta’s crucial contribution in diverse areas includes criminal justice reform and constitutional policing; prosecuting human traffickers and hate criminals; promoting rights of disabled and guarantee of the right to vote for all.
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