Second EWF: New Stage of Interaction of Women Leaders
Chairperson of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko about the results of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum
The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum (19-21 September 2018) brought together upwards of 2000 delegates from 120 countries. Among the participants were heads of governments and parliaments, public figures, scientists, and businesspeople. According to Valentina Matvienko, Chairperson of the Federation Council, the EWF participants jointly “managed to work out measures to further expand the role of women in the life of the state, politics, economy, and public service”.
According to the Senator, the Eurasian Women’s Forum reached its final form and became a demanded intellectual public platform consolidating efforts of women leaders for the sake of global security and sustainable development.
The session of Women 20 (W20) was the most important event of the Forum.
“Thanks to concerted efforts of all the participants, over 60 events took place within the Forum”, commented Ms. Matvienko at the final plenary session of the Second EWF.
The Senator thanked women leaders from different countries for their participation in the conference. She noted in particular joint work with the American delegation headed by Sarah Harder.
A substantive resolution was adopted at the close of the Forum’s work. Valentina Matvienko expressed her hope that the ideas and recommendations voiced at the Forum would be heard by heads of states and parliaments, international organisations, and the UN and would be put into practice.
According to the Chairperson of the Federation Council, the Forum went beyond the Eurasian format and reached the international level as expected. In this regard, the Senator proposed to rename the Forum in order to reflect the expansion of its scale in the new name.
“The International Women's Congress is one of the possible options. I kindly ask you to submit your proposals on the future name of our forum”, she appealed to the EWF delegates.
Tina Stankevich, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov