Tribute to Women

When :

from Wednesday 7 March, 2018
to Thursday 8 March, 2018

Type of event :

Special Event

Where :

7, place de Fontenoy, Sala II, UNESCO Headquarters, 75007, Paris, France

UNESCO and GRULAC pay tribute to women all around the world for their everyday work and struggle for a better world, where all human beings would benefit from equal opportunities for education, decent work, participation in democratic processes and equal share of the scientific progress and cultural life. The event consist of presentation of the book “Women of Latin America and the Caribbean” and discussion on the topic of women’s rights and women’s empowerment, followed by artistic performance of songs and poems written by women or inspired by women.

The book is result of collaboration of 17 countries of the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. It gathers the biographies of 17 extraordinary women from different educational backgrounds, social status and professions, but united by their determination not only to shape their own destiny, but also to make effective their right to think, to express themselves and to occupy the public space they had been denied the access throughout the human history.

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Message on behalf of the Director-General of UNESCO:

  • Ms S. Gülser Corat, Director of the Gender Equality Division

Introduction to the Tribute to Women:

  • Ms Leticia Casati, Permanent Delegate of Paraguay and President of the GRULAC, on behalf of the Regional Group

Presentation of the book “Women of Latin America and the Caribbean”

  • Ms María Edileuza Fontenele Reis, Ambassador of Brazil
  • Ms Pamela Inés Mamani Espejo, Chargée d'Affaires, Permanent Delegation of the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
  • Ms Dulce María Buergo Rodríguez, Ambassador of Cuba
  • Ms Chafica Haddad, Deputy Permanent Delegate of Granada
  • Ms Alejandra de Bellis, Ambassador of Uruguay.

Artistic Tribute to Women, through poetry readings and musical interpretation

  • Mr Rodolfo H. Terragno, Ambassador of Argentina, Poetry reading
  • Mr Carlos Segura, Minister Counselor of El Salvador, Musical interpretation
  • Mr Roberto Ramírez Aldana, Ambassador of Honduras, Poetry reading
  • Mr Federico Salas, Ambassador of Mexico, Poetry reading
  • Mr José Rodríguez Cuadros, Ambassador du Peru, Poetry reading
  • Representatives of the Permanent Delegation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Musical interpretation
  • Mr Héctor À. Constant Rosales, Ambassador of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Poetry reading
  • Mr José Antonio Rodríguez, Ambassador of the Dominican Republic, Musical interpretation