The Second Eurasian Women's Forum Will Increase Scale and Representation
The Chairwoman of the Council of Federation made this statement at a press conference on the results of the Federation Council’s work during the 2018 spring session.
“Sanctions against Russia do not have any impact on the process of preparation of the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum,” said Valentina Matviyenko, Chairwoman of the Council of Federation speaking to the journalists.
According to Ms Matviyenko, there are several rejected invitations due to the tight work schedule, but other representatives of these countries still intend to come to Russia.
“We do not feel any political pressure. We would like to see women – leaders of public opinion, women standing up against violence, inequality, including political injustice, those who strongly influence the global processes. We expect this Forum to be even more ubiquitous and representative than the first one,” Valentina Matviyenko said.
She expressed confidence that the event will become a platform for a meaningful discussion.
“We already have more than fifty events scheduled and still continue getting more suggestions. I hope this will be a fine, glowing and engaging gathering,” the Chairwoman of the Federation Council noted, emphasising that the First Eurasian Women’s Forum continued receiving feedback long after it was over.
“The first Forum gave a powerful impetus to the development of the women’s movement in Russia. Almost three thousand various women’s organizations have been established. Women actively participate in resolving the most pressing issues. The second Forum will present a lot of projects,” the Chairwoman of the Federation Council said.
“We have a lot to share with our international guests,” concluded Valentina Matviyenko.