Thanks to Patricia Posadas: Int\'l Women’s Forum against Corruption - Buenos Aires Oct.31-Nov.02
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I have copied and pasted Patricia\'s posting in the Spanish Forum:

International Women’s Forum against Corruption

Venue: Centro Cultural San Martín,Sarmiento 1551, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dates: October 31 – 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 “How Corruption assails Women’s Human Rights”

Program issues are: Corruption and accessing justice; women’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 “Strategies for a culture of Accountability” 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 – 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 “Citizen Commitment and Volunteer Services”

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 Women’s Federation of Quebec; Michèle 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, Asociación para el Progreso de las Comunicaciones; from Mexico: MP. Hortensia Aragón; Lic. Laura Gurza Hajdar, Coordinator for Women’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 – Viceminister of Youth, Women, Childhood and Family, Ivonne Young – Minister of the Presidency, Elia de Tulipano – Director of Women, Prof. Alicia Franco - Director of the IPHE, Ginette de Lange – Technical Advisor of Education (IPHE), Gretel Villalaz de Allen – Viceminister of Public Works, MP Gloria Young, Balbina Herrera, Maruja Moreno, Teresita Yanis de Arias, Rebeca Saona, Iris Cedeño, MP Gadia Torrijos, MP Omigdia Quintero, MP Lic. Dayra Carrizo – Central America Parliament PARLACEN, MP Gladys Rodríguez de Carrasquilla – MP PARLACEN, Dra. Marisin Villalaz de Arias – Vicepresident Partido Solidaridad, Marcela Rodríguez – Executive Director of ANCEC, Angélica Maytin – Transparency International, Dra. Nitzia Florez – Caja de Seguro Social, Prof. Ana Wakeland – President - National Association of University Women, Saskia Noriega – Enlace de Panamá del Foro Internacional de Mujeres en Contra de la Corrupción, Addorinda Ortega – Partido Revolucionario Democrático, Nora Batinovich – Development Director of ARI, Maria Olimpia De Obaldía - 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: Fundación Mujeres en Igualdad

In Argentina: Acción Solidaria en Salud, Acción Sur, AEDGI – Secretaría de la Mujer, AMMUTE, Asamblea Permanente por los Derechos Humanos – Comisión de la Mujer, ASEM, Asociación Civil Generar, Asociación Lola Mora, Catolicas por el Derecho a Decidir, CEASOL, CEDEM de San Fernando, CISCSA-GEM, Comunidad de Mujeres Indígenas, Emprendedoras en Red, ESIPP, Feministas en Acción, Fiscales sin Fronteras, Fundacion Alicia Moreau de Justo, Fundación Sergio Karakachoff – Comisión de la Mujer, Mujeres en Acción, Mujeres Trabajando, TIDO, UPCN – Secretaría de Igualdad de Oportunidades

In El Salvador, Central America: Revista Virtual PROBIDAD and Red de Periodistas contra la Corrupción

The Forum is sponsored by: National Woman’s Council of Argentina, Ombudsman’s Office of the Nation, Anti Corruption’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 Women’s Direction; the Ombudswoman of the City of Buenos Aires – 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, Québec 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 Página 12.

Registration Forms may be downloaded from

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FOR PEPELU Oct 1, 2002

May I suggest you read my posting in answer and comment to Patricia Posada\'s one.



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