FIGHT FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONFERENCE IN MACEDONIA
More than 100 eminent fighters for women's rights will take part in the international conference "Peace and Security - Feminist Alternative" which opens in Skopje on Monday.
The two-day conference will bring together peace activists, women-politicians, women-experts and representatives of education and government institutions of 23 countries in Europe, Middle East, Caucasus, and the United States.
Among those expected to attend will be the Egyptian feminist writer Nawal El Saadawi, who was imprisoned in 1981 and her books had been banned.
The highlights of the conference will include participation of women in decision-making, religious fundamentalism and women's civic rights, reproductive and sexual rights, the impact of rising militarism on women etc. Lecturers from Palestine, Georgia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Sweden, France, Italy and Macedonia are expected to make address.
The conference marks the 10th anniversary of the Women's Civic Association ANTICO. The Association's activities include the campaign for enforcing a law on gender equality, training for strengthening of women's capacity in politics and local government, training of voters, fight against mobbing.