I have copied and pasted Patricia\'s posting in the Spanish Forum:
International Womenâs Forum against Corruption
Venue: Centro Cultural San MartÃn,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 âHow Corruption assails Womenâs Human Rightsâ
Program issues are: Corruption and accessing justice; womenâs 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 âStrategies for a culture of Accountabilityâ 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 âCitizen Commitment and Volunteer Servicesâ
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 Womenâs Federation of Quebec; MichÃ¨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, AsociaciÃ³n para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones; from Mexico: MP. Hortensia AragÃ³n; Lic. Laura Gurza Hajdar, Coordinator for Womenâs 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 CedeÃ±o, MP Gadia Torrijos, MP Omigdia Quintero, MP Lic. Dayra Carrizo â Central America Parliament PARLACEN, MP Gladys RodrÃguez de Carrasquilla â MP PARLACEN, Dra. Marisin Villalaz de Arias â Vicepresident Partido Solidaridad, Marcela RodrÃguez â Executive Director of ANCEC, AngÃ©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 PanamÃ¡ del Foro Internacional de Mujeres en Contra de la CorrupciÃ³n, Addorinda Ortega â Partido Revolucionario DemocrÃ¡tico, Nora Batinovich â Development Director of ARI, Maria Olimpia De ObaldÃa - 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: FundaciÃ³n Mujeres en Igualdad
In Argentina: AcciÃ³n Solidaria en Salud, AcciÃ³n Sur, AEDGI â SecretarÃa de la Mujer, AMMUTE, Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos â ComisiÃ³n de la Mujer, ASEM, AsociaciÃ³n Civil Generar, AsociaciÃ³n Lola Mora, Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir, CEASOL, CEDEM de San Fernando, CISCSA-GEM, Comunidad de Mujeres IndÃgenas, Emprendedoras en Red, ESIPP, Feministas en AcciÃ³n, Fiscales sin Fronteras, Fundacion Alicia Moreau de Justo, FundaciÃ³n Sergio Karakachoff â ComisiÃ³n de la Mujer, Mujeres en AcciÃ³n, Mujeres Trabajando, TIDO, UPCN â SecretarÃa de Igualdad de Oportunidades
In El Salvador, Central America: Revista Virtual PROBIDAD and Red de Periodistas contra la CorrupciÃ³n
The Forum is sponsored by: National Womanâs Council of Argentina, Ombudsmanâs Office of the Nation, Anti Corruptionâs Office of the Nation, Government of the City of Bs. As. through the Secretary of Social Development, the Undersecretary of Tourism and the General Womenâs 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, QuÃ©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 PÃ¡gina 12.
Registration Forms may be downloaded from http://www.mei.com.ar
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