Tuesday, 11 December 2012
LILJANA POPOVSKA AT A REGIONAL CONFERENCE IN VIENNA
Ms. Liljana Popovska, Chairperson of the Committee on Equal Opportunities for Women and Men of the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia and member of the Presidency of the Women Parliamentarians’ Club, is participating at the two-day regional workshop on “Strengthening parliamentary structures for women MPs in the OSCE region”, held in Vienna, Austria. Good practices for parliamentary bodies in promoting gender equality and advancing women’s interests in national legislatures were the focus of the workshop organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), with support of the Austrian Parliament and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. More than 45 parliamentarians, experts and civil society representatives from the OSCE region are taking part in the workshop.
In her presentation, Ms. Popovska spoke about the good practices from the Republic of Macedonia regarding establishing and management of parliamentary structures for women.
The discussions will enable the participants interested in setting up such structures in their countries to articulate their problems, priorities and needs, as well as to learn more about the role of OSCE and other international bodies in providing support to the women parliamentarians on national level.
During their stay in Vienna the women MPs will meet the Speaker of the Austrian Parliament Ms. Barbara Prammer, the Austrian Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service Ms. Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, as well members of the Committee for Gender Equality of the Austrian Parliament, and share their experiences in advancing women’s interests in the national parliaments.