INLW organizes Meet and Greet Drinks on Tuesday 23rd April 8.30 pm at Café Restaurant Floor, Rotterdam.
MEET AND GREET DRINKS for Liberal International Congress participants and INLW and Womens Network of VVD. Dutch liberals want to meet the members of the Liberal International family and vice versa. So after the harbor tour, come and join us all for drinks in Restaurant Floor. If you feel like dinner by that time you will able to get some dinner at this restaurant at that time as well.
INLW will participate with a number of her members in this LI Congress. The theme of the congress is “Enhancing Global Trade”. Therefore we chose to follow the theme at our Fringe Meeting which we will be able to hold on Saturday 26th April at 9 am in the Doelen, the congress venue . The theme of this INLW “Morning Debate on Global Trade and Women”. Different aspects will be covered and we hope to have a good discussion using predetermined statements.
Speakers will be:
- Ingrid de Caluwé, MP VVD spokesperson on Development Cooperation
- Flo Clucas OBE, President of the ALDE Gender Equality Network,
- Hakima el Haiti, Minister of Environment, Marocco MP party (to be confirmed),
- Soesila Verhagen, INLW Board member, development specialist,
INLW and ALDE GEN becoming partners
In the last part of this Fringe Meeting at the end of this discussion INLW and ALDE GEN will officially announce their decision to become partners. In working close together both organizations will be able to strengthen each other.
INLW Resolution on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women as foreseen in the Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe
INLW has submitted a resolution to the LI congress on the Istanbul Convention calling liberal parties to press on their governments to sign, ratify and implement this very important Convention on preventing and combating violence against women.
It is the intention of INLW to launch a campaign on this subject.
For the countries outside the Council of Europe INLW intends to encourage them as well to introduce the content of the provisions of the Convention into their own legislation where this legislation is not yet provided for on this subject . And the ultimate point on the horizon is a UN Convention being set up and that all countries world wide embrace this future world wide Convention by signing, ratifying and finally implementing it so that preventing and combating violence against women will form an integral part of every government policy world wide.