Seychelles organises first SADC women parliamentary conference

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Seychelles organises first SADC women parliamentary conference

Post  Sirop14 on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:12 am

Seychelles organises first SADC women parliamentary conference

06-July-2017

The first SADC Women Parliamentary Conference to be held in Seychelles was officially opened yesterday at the Eden Bleu Hotel.
The two-day conference is the first event on the programme of the 41st Plenary Assembly Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) which the Seychelles National Assembly is hosting from July 5 to 15.
It is taking place under the theme ‘Women, the girl child and HIV/Aids, UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)’s Resolution 60/2’.
During the two days the conference delegates will discuss how to better engage parliaments to implement Resolution 60/2 of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Through the resolution the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) is calling on governments, international partners and civil society to give full attention to the high levels of new HIV infections among young women, adolescent girls and their root causes.
The objective of the conference is therefore mainly to rally parliamentary support to help close the gaps which leave women and young girls vulnerable to HIV infections and other sexually transmitted diseases.
President Danny Faure attended the opening session of the forum alongside two former African presidents and a former vice-president who are now also championing for an HIV-free generation. They are the former President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba and former acting President of South Africa Kgalema Motlanthe as well as Dr Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe, the first woman to hold the position of Deputy President of Uganda for almost 10 years.

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