More and more often women take senior positions in global politics. They motivate others to set their goals high and conquer all the heights. News agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community continues its series of articles on women-leaders. 

In 1999, Verónica Macamo Dlhovo’s political career began with the position of the member of Mozambican Assembly. In 2004, she also represented her country in the Pan-African Parliament. Six years later, after achieving success on her post, Verónica Macamo Dlhovo was elected Speaker of the Mozambican Parliament with subsequent re-election in 2015. 

In June 2017, Rome held the 24th session of Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy. The topic was The Christian Understanding of Global Crisis and Ways to Overcome It. Ms. Macamo Dlhovo actively participated in the discussion. The central idea of her report was that way out of instability does not lie in ongoing conflicts. It, however, lies in an open dialogue and in following Christian principles, which have love of one’s neighbour as a fundamental one. 

Economic and political equality in Africa was another topic of her speech. According to her, it is particularly important to empower women and youth in that regard, as they make the majority of population. Verónica Macamo Dlhovo is sure that it is possible for the economy to be most efficient with the help of women and the young. It is active work towards their empowerment that is key in the equality progress. 

The politician mentioned the process of Africa’s economic transformation has already been launched. Thus, ‘The Africa We Want’ programme is one of the essential steps towards recovery from the crisis. The Heads of State and Government of the African Union adopted it in 2015. Reforms described in the document are aimed at creating prosperous and democratic continent possessing strong cultural identity, developed justice system, and primacy of law. Ms. Macamo Dlhovo thinks both governments of African nations and their people have special role in that process. 

Concluding her message, the politician said that such meetings are excellent examples of open dialogue, which should be strived for by all countries in the world. Thus, participants had substantial discussion of timely specific proposals. All of those suggestions can make lives of millions of people better while helping them avoid negative impact of global crisis. 

Sukhrob Sharipov, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community

Translated by Nikolay Boykov