In the context of sexist incidents in Cologne, Germany, the Congress of Women would like to remind that every woman in the world has the right to freedom, dignity and safety.
Very few women have made it into the V4’s top ranking diplomatic jobs. While equal opportunities exist on paper, there is still a long way to go before conditions are created that will make the numbers more representative.
Language in general – and in media specifically – is a powerful tool. (Gender) Biased language creates a (gender) biased world. Do you think that a women commentator could say: “though she was blonde, she was quite intelligent”?
The Congress of Women entitled „If not us, then who? If not now, then when?” took place on 11 and 12 September in Warsaw's Torwar Hall and gathered nearly 8000 participants.
Every summit people say to me: “Oh Irene, I have wings on my back, I was so inspired”. In fact last time I talked to an executive who said to me: “You know Irene, I’ve had my injection of energy and I can now face the rest of the year”. Everybody says that after each summit.
To a great democrat, fabulous feminist, noble civil servant and a wonderful human being, We express our warmest thanks and gratitude.
President Bronisław Komorowski has decided! We were waiting for a long time for this signature. He signed a law on ratification of the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.