In conjunction with the 57th Liberal International Congress which was held in Manila from June 16th till June 20th 2011 INLW held its General Meeting and Management Board Meeting at the Peninsula Hotel. A Round Table was organized together with the CALD Women’s CAUCUS on the theme of “Free and Fair Trade and Women’s Human Rights”. This joint roundtable table discussed “Benefits of free and fair trade for women”, “Women’s human rights: the externalities of free and fair trade”, “Policies for women: national, regional and global responses”.
Deputy President Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk and Vice-President Christine de Saint Genois spoke during the Round Table together with 3 other panelists. The presentations were followed by an animated discussion. Both INLW President Joaquima Alemany and Acting Vice-President Mu Sochua were not able to attend due to other commitments.
After the Round table the INLW General Meeting was held, where the other attending INLW Board members Secretary General Maria Lluïsa Florensa and Deputy Assistant Sílvia Flury as well as a number of other INLW members from different countries were present. In absence of the President, Margaret de Vos van Steenwijk chaired the General Meeting. Many enthousiastic young Philippine women became new members of INLW.