The Growing Social Role of Women
On July 3 the International Congress of Women of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS Countries started its work in Novosibirsk. The topic for the discussion was the role of women in the modern society including participation in politics, economics, science, education and culture. This was not the first event for the Siberian Federal District, but it was really remarkable.
Many talented and persevering women from different countries of the world joined the plenary session.
Sergei Menyailo, Commissioning Representative of the President in Siberian Federal District presented his opening speech. According to him, the role of women in the modern world cannot be overstated. Women not only make themselves known in economics, politics, science, education, culture, healthcare, social activities and other areas, but also largely contribute to the development of these fields and put positive and creative energy in their work.
Sergei Menyailo thinks, women make their special contribution to public diplomacy. Thanks to their gentle, caring and kind nature, they help strengthen peace and good-neighbourly relations between countries. Women are always eager to smooth out conflicts and to establish a constructive dialogue. Another important mission of women is intensifying cultural and humanitarian cooperation, preservation and transmission of traditional human values from generation to generation. Sergei Menyailo is sure that the social role of women will go on growing for the benefit of women and society in general.
Now Shanghai Cooperation Organization and BRICS Countries work together in the atmosphere of friendship and mutual trust. They develop international partnership, cooperate to maintain peace, to ensure global stability and security and find better models of relations and better solutions to face problems of the 21st century. Members of the SCO and BRICS taking part in the Congress noted the importance of intensifying cooperation in the humanitarian sphere.
Commissioning Representative of the President in Siberian Federal District said that the Congress was a big step that could help exchange experience and to work out better solutions of the problems. He wished interesting meetings for the participants and success for all their projects and added that the main thing for women was to remain being women.
Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women's Community
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov