I have copied and pasted Patricia\'s posting in the Spanish Forum:
International Womenâ€™s Forum against Corruption
Venue: Centro Cultural San MartĂn,Sarmiento 1551, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Dates: October 31 â€“ November 2, 2002. ( 9:30a.m. to 6:30 p.m.)
Through panel presentations, testimonials, workshops, advocacy networking, cultural activities and strategy building to include a gender perspective in public policies against corruption and actively fight for a culture of accountability, the program will focus on the main topic on â€śHow Corruption assails Womenâ€™s Human Rightsâ€ť
Program issues are: Corruption and accessing justice; womenâ€™s sexual rights; their economic rights; the right to property, land and habitat; information and communication rights; the right to peace; New technologies at the service of transparency. Other proposals related to corruption and gender may be accepted.
On the second and third day we will define the â€śStrategies for a culture of Accountabilityâ€ť focusing on Economic and Social Practices and Juridical and Political Practices to conclude with a Program of Strategic Alliances: alternatives for change.
INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS: from Europe: Spain: Enriqueta Chicano Javega - President of the Federation of Progressive Women, Carmen Toledano Rico. Executive Director of the Federation of Spain; Micaela Navarro, President for Equal Opportunities, PSOE â€“ Socialist Party; from Italy: Maria Grazia Giammarinaro, Preliminary Investigation Judge in Rome -Criminal Court; over the past 5 years Head of the Legislative Office of the Ministry for Equal Opportunities, from the UK, Prof. Ruth Pearson, expert in globalization and monetarization, Univ. Leeds; from Germany: Barbara Wurster, Director of the Departament â€śCitizen Commitment and Volunteer Servicesâ€ť
From Africa: 38 participants from Nigeria, including peace negotiators, government officers, NGO and networks leaders; several representatives from South Africa,Senegal, Mali, Congo and Sierra Leone.
From North America: USA: Theresa Loar, Vital Voices President, USA (NGO created by Ms. Hillary Rodham Clinton); y Stephen Warnath, Vital Voices consultant on Sexual Trafficking; from Canada: Vivian Barbot, President of the Womenâ€™s Federation of Quebec; MichĂ¨le Audette, President of the Federation of Autochtonous Women of Quebec.
From Latin America: from Guatemala, Laura Asturias, Tertulia y La Cuerda, (Internet magazines), El Salvador: Linda Hemby, Probidad; from Ecuador, Valeria Betancourt, AsociaciĂłn para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones; from Mexico: MP. Hortensia AragĂłn; Lic. Laura Gurza Hajdar, Coordinator for Womenâ€™s Productive Development, FONAES, Secretariat of Economics, Gloria Careaga, Academic Secretary, Gender Studies, UNAM, Mexico; from Chile: Clara Szczaranski, President of the Council for State Defense; from Colombia Rosario Ballesteros Casas, Coordinator of the Citizens Participation Unit, Presidential Program of Fight against Corruption; from Uruguay, Jacinta Valbela, attorney and judge, MP Margarita Percovich; from Venezuela Zoraida Ramirez Rodriguez, World Vice President of the Coalition against Women Trafficking; from Panama: Alba Tejada de Rolla - Minister of Youth, Women, Childhood and Family, Rozabel Vergara â€“ Viceminister of Youth, Women, Childhood and Family, Ivonne Young â€“ Minister of the Presidency, Elia de Tulipano â€“ Director of Women, Prof. Alicia Franco - Director of the IPHE, Ginette de Lange â€“ Technical Advisor of Education (IPHE), Gretel Villalaz de Allen â€“ Viceminister of Public Works, MP Gloria Young, Balbina Herrera, Maruja Moreno, Teresita Yanis de Arias, Rebeca Saona, Iris CedeĂ±o, MP Gadia Torrijos, MP Omigdia Quintero, MP Lic. Dayra Carrizo â€“ Central America Parliament PARLACEN, MP Gladys RodrĂguez de Carrasquilla â€“ MP PARLACEN, Dra. Marisin Villalaz de Arias â€“ Vicepresident Partido Solidaridad, Marcela RodrĂguez â€“ Executive Director of ANCEC, AngĂ©lica Maytin â€“ Transparency International, Dra. Nitzia Florez â€“ Caja de Seguro Social, Prof. Ana Wakeland â€“ President - National Association of University Women, Saskia Noriega â€“ Enlace de PanamĂˇ del Foro Internacional de Mujeres en Contra de la CorrupciĂłn, Addorinda Ortega â€“ Partido Revolucionario DemocrĂˇtico, Nora Batinovich â€“ Development Director of ARI, Maria Olimpia De ObaldĂa - Executive Director de Gabinete de la Presidencia,
From Asia (India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka) and Eastern Europe (Ukrania, Georgia, Armenia): names not yet confirmed. And over 50 presentations from Argentine women and men.
NGOs participating in the Forum
Coordinator: FundaciĂłn Mujeres en Igualdad
In Argentina: AcciĂłn Solidaria en Salud, AcciĂłn Sur, AEDGI â€“ SecretarĂa de la Mujer, AMMUTE, Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos â€“ ComisiĂłn de la Mujer, ASEM, AsociaciĂłn Civil Generar, AsociaciĂłn Lola Mora, Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir, CEASOL, CEDEM de San Fernando, CISCSA-GEM, Comunidad de Mujeres IndĂgenas, Emprendedoras en Red, ESIPP, Feministas en AcciĂłn, Fiscales sin Fronteras, Fundacion Alicia Moreau de Justo, FundaciĂłn Sergio Karakachoff â€“ ComisiĂłn de la Mujer, Mujeres en AcciĂłn, Mujeres Trabajando, TIDO, UPCN â€“ SecretarĂa de Igualdad de Oportunidades
In El Salvador, Central America: Revista Virtual PROBIDAD and Red de Periodistas contra la CorrupciĂłn
The Forum is sponsored by: National Womanâ€™s Council of Argentina, Ombudsmanâ€™s Office of the Nation, Anti Corruptionâ€™s Office of the Nation, Government of the City of Bs. As. through the Secretary of Social Development, the Undersecretary of Tourism and the General Womenâ€™s Direction; the Ombudswoman of the City of Buenos Aires â€“ Attache in Human Rights; Museum Roca. It was declared of interest by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate of the Nation.
It is supported by the Embassies of the USA, Canada, QuĂ©bec Office and the British Council.
Funded by: The Global Fund for Women, Interturis/OSDE, Instituto Movilizador de Fondos Cooperativos, Friedrich Ebert Foundation, PROLEAD/IDB and Daily PĂˇgina 12.
Registration Forms may be downloaded from http://www.mei.com.ar
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