Second EWF: Impressions of Younger Participants
Livia Augustat on women’s role in addressing global problems
The Second Eurasian Women’s Forum united representatives of different countries and fields of activity. The event showed us once more that global problems and issues of peacekeeping and sustainable development concern women of all ages all over the world equally. Livia Augustat, one of the youngest participants of the Forum, shared her impressions of it.
Ms. Augustat came to St. Petersburg with her mother, a representative of Peace Through Culture – Europe. 17-year-old girl participated in the Forum with great interest. She highlighted that discussion platforms touched upon many relevant topics.
Livia Augustat shared the thoughts she had during the Second EWF: “In my point of view, it is great that so many people are interested in developing women’s agenda and gender equality”.
Ms. Augustat is sure: one cannot ignore the fact men and women are significantly different. Their ways of thinking, problem-solving, and perceiving reality are not the same. Both men and women have their strong points.
That is the essential reason genders have to cooperate in all areas of activity while exchanging experience and helping each other. By working together, men and women can achieve much more rather than competing.
According to our interviewee, men and women play equivalent roles in securing global peace and sustainable development. Regardless of their gender-based differences, all people equally contribute to solving humanity’s global problems.
Addressing the women of the whole world, Livia encouraged them to never lose their self-confidence. She said: “If you want to achieve something, it is essential to voice your interests. Besides, it is also important to listen to other people’s opinions. One must not forget everyone has their own interests. I think that is the secret to success”.
Anna Repina, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Nikolay Boykov