Speaker

Ms Jo Chopra McGowan

Jo Chopra McGowan is an American, living in India since 1981 with her Indian husband. A writer and a peace movement organiser, she has three children, one of whom has a severe disability. She is co-founder and director of the Latika Roy Foundation, a voluntary organization for children with special needs in India. Currently a columnist for digital newsmagazine The Wire in India and Commonweal Magazine in the US, she is the author of five books and hundreds of articles for Indian and international newspapers and journals. She also trained as a lay midwife.