Cooperativa Primavera 85 hold the on-arrival training for Julia

We are glad to introduce you Julia!

Julia is a young girl from Germany who has just started a volunteering experience at the Cooperativa Primavera 85, where she will be working for the next 6 months, in the framework of  VOICE III, a project funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme.

For the purpose of welcoming Julia and providing her with the required information and tools to perform at her best, a training has been organised on February 23rd.

It will be a great chance to work together, share ideas striving towards the project's goals

The training was coordinated and led by ALDA’s expert coach Anna Ditta and attended by Julia as well as by the project coordinator, the Cooperative’s working tutors and some guests of the Cooperative who warmly welcomed Julia and surrounded her with lots of positive energy!

After such a great day, we are now all ready to kick off together this new adventure, sure that it will be a great chance to work together, share ideas striving towards the project’s goals.

For those who are interested, there is another available volunteer position within this project!

For more info, do not hesitate to contact us at alda@aldaintranet.org

We are glad to introduce you Julia!

Julia is a young girl from Germany who has just started a volunteering experience at the Cooperativa Primavera 85, where she will be working for the next 6 months, in the framework of  VOICE III, a project funded by the European Solidarity Corps programme.

For the purpose of welcoming Julia and providing her with the required information and tools to perform at her best, a training has been organised on February 23rd.

It will be a great chance to work together, share ideas striving towards the project's goals

The training was coordinated and led by ALDA’s expert coach Anna Ditta and attended by Julia as well as by the project coordinator, the Cooperative’s working tutors and some guests of the Cooperative who warmly welcomed Julia and surrounded her with lots of positive energy!

After such a great day, we are now all ready to kick off together this new adventure, sure that it will be a great chance to work together, share ideas striving towards the project’s goals.

For those who are interested, there is another available volunteer position within this project!

For more info, do not hesitate to contact us at alda@aldaintranet.org


IMPACT presents the theatre play “Game” to promote tolerance and cohesion

In February 27, 2021 was Premier of the theatre play “Game”. It was performed by Youth Theatre Mostar (MTM) in cooperation with Local Democracy Agency Mostar within IMPACT project. “Game” is the result of our long-term commitment and effort to depict and demonstrate life stories of migrants from Mostar (Camp Salakovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina). In previous period we’ve successfully organized workshops with local migrants and their families. Our objective was to include them into our local community and promote tolerance and cohesion. Working with migrants was rather emotional and touchy. Actors from MTM have collected migrant’s stories and presented them in the most powerful way, as a unique play emanating universal message of peace, social inclusion, solidarity and sense-of-belonging.

Working with migrants was rather emotional and touchy

Theater play was directed by Mr. Sead Djulic and it was performed by Sara Kljajic, Edina Delalic, Irma Lipovac, Ali Kamer Aksoy, Haris Habibija i Haris Pasic.

  • If you are interested to see and experience its original premiere, you can watch it – Here
  • Also, you can find Photo Album of the Premiere – Here

The project IMPACT is implemented by VIFIN – Videnscenter for Integration in cooperation with ALDA, La Piccionaia – Centre for theatre production, LDA Montenegro, LDA Mostar, Coalition of youth organisations SEGA, Association for Developing Voluntary Work Novo Mesto (DRPDNM) and Urban Development Center supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.

In February 27, 2021 was Premier of the theatre play “Game”. It was performed by Youth Theatre Mostar (MTM) in cooperation with Local Democracy Agency Mostar within IMPACT project. “Game” is the result of our long-term commitment and effort to depict and demonstrate life stories of migrants from Mostar (Camp Salakovac, Bosnia and Herzegovina). In previous period we’ve successfully organized workshops with local migrants and their families. Our objective was to include them into our local community and promote tolerance and cohesion. Working with migrants was rather emotional and touchy. Actors from MTM have collected migrant’s stories and presented them in the most powerful way, as a unique play emanating universal message of peace, social inclusion, solidarity and sense-of-belonging.

Working with migrants was rather emotional and touchy

Theater play was directed by Mr. Sead Djulic and it was performed by Sara Kljajic, Edina Delalic, Irma Lipovac, Ali Kamer Aksoy, Haris Habibija i Haris Pasic.

  • If you are interested to see and experience its original premiere, you can watch it – Here
  • Also, you can find Photo Album of the Premiere – Here

The project IMPACT is implemented by VIFIN – Videnscenter for Integration in cooperation with ALDA, La Piccionaia – Centre for theatre production, LDA Montenegro, LDA Mostar, Coalition of youth organisations SEGA, Association for Developing Voluntary Work Novo Mesto (DRPDNM) and Urban Development Center supported by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.


ALDA at EU level roundtable for the International Women’s Day

In occasion of the International Women’s Day, the EPD network organised two events on March 4th. The first one is a discussion between practitioners and policy-makers on the ‘participation and leadership’ pillar of the third Gender Action Plan. Generally speaking, the EU’s Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in External Action 2021–2025 (GAP III) is constituted by five pillars of actions. The latter include – for example-  setting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment as a cross-cutting priority of EU external action; as well as supporting close work and collaboration among EU Member States as Team Europe at multilateral, regional and country level, while fostering partnership with stakeholders, CSO, women’s organisations.

The European level roundtable focusing on “promoting equal participation and leadership through EU action"

It comes naturally that, within this framework, the International Women Day co-organised by ALDA gains particular relevance. Thus, the first event on March 4th (10:00-11:30 CET) will be the European level roundtable focusing on “promoting equal participation and leadership through EU action”. Key speakers will take the floor:

  • Antonella Valmorbida, President of EPD and Secretary General of ALDA
  • Heidi Hautala, Vice President and Member of the European Parliament
  • Brigitte Luggin, Gender Policy Officer, DG INTPA
  • Olga Martin Gonzalez, Gender Policy Officer, DG NEAR
  • Charlotte Isaksson, Senior Gender Advisor, EEAS

Moreover, Giulia Sostero, ALDA Project Manager and Coordinator of the MENA area; together with  Afaf Zaddem – Delegate od the Local Democracy Agency Tunisia – will discuss upon women empowerment  in the political, economical and social sphere in the Mediterranean area, with an insight on the Tunisian reality.

Participating at the EU level roundtable confirm again the role of ALDA as a strategic player within the European scenario as a promoter of civil society participation, and an awareness builder association on essential topics discussed at international level.

 

Info on the second and public event

In occasion of the International Women’s Day, the EPD network organised two events on March 4th. The first one is a discussion between practitioners and policy-makers on the ‘participation and leadership’ pillar of the third Gender Action Plan. Generally speaking, the EU’s Action Plan on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in External Action 2021–2025 (GAP III) is constituted by five pillars of actions. The latter include – for example-  setting gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment as a cross-cutting priority of EU external action; as well as supporting close work and collaboration among EU Member States as Team Europe at multilateral, regional and country level, while fostering partnership with stakeholders, CSO, women’s organisations.

The European level roundtable focusing on “promoting equal participation and leadership through EU action"

It comes naturally that, within this framework, the International Women Day co-organised by ALDA gains particular relevance. Thus, the first event on March 4th (10:00-11:30 CET) will be the European level roundtable focusing on “promoting equal participation and leadership through EU action”. Key speakers will take the floor:

  • Antonella Valmorbida, President of EPD and Secretary General of ALDA
  • Heidi Hautala, Vice President and Member of the European Parliament
  • Brigitte Luggin, Gender Policy Officer, DG INTPA
  • Olga Martin Gonzalez, Gender Policy Officer, DG NEAR
  • Charlotte Isaksson, Senior Gender Advisor, EEAS

Moreover, Giulia Sostero, ALDA Project Manager and Coordinator of the MENA area; together with  Afaf Zaddem – Delegate od the Local Democracy Agency Tunisia – will discuss upon women empowerment  in the political, economical and social sphere in the Mediterranean area, with an insight on the Tunisian reality.

Participating at the EU level roundtable confirm again the role of ALDA as a strategic player within the European scenario as a promoter of civil society participation, and an awareness builder association on essential topics discussed at international level.

 

Info on the second and public event


LDA Moldova as a key player within the national political framework

On March 1st our colleague Alexandru Coica – on behalf of LDA Moldova – joined the consultation organised by the Moldovan President so that to face the current political crisis. Thus, in order to overcome the latter,  CSOs,  judges and professionals gathered together sharing their expertise as far as – for example – respect for the rule of law and democracy concern. Hence, in these days, Moldova is looking for solutions so that to break the political stalemate, which results from the dichotomy among the corruption-based attitudes of PSRM-Sor parliamentary majority on the one hand; and population will of change and desire of sovereignty on the other.

Moldova has to play the fundamental role of being a stable and mature democracy in Eastern Partnership

Inviting civil society’s representatives at the debate is a positive signal from the national authorities and, as mentioned by Alexandru himself, “large consultations within different society levels are important to ensure that a democratic, legal and representative solution is identified”.

Key and crucial aspects raised during the debate have to be kept in mind: the solution – no matter what it will be – should be focused on citizen’s well-being. Besides it should be taken within a short period of time, for the best of the population. Furthermore, one should not forget the geographical perspective. We are all well aware of the current situations in Belarus, Georgia as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan; therefore, Moldova has to play the fundamental role of being a stable and mature democracy in Eastern Partnership.

Taking part in this crucial debate not only testifies the importance of LDA Moldova as a key strategic partner at political level, but it also spurs all of us to continue our work as a democracy promoters, close to local realties and citizens’ needs.

On March 1st our colleague Alexandru Coica – on behalf of LDA Moldova – joined the consultation organised by the Moldovan President so that to face the current political crisis. Thus, in order to overcome the latter,  CSOs,  judges and professionals gathered together sharing their expertise as far as – for example – respect for the rule of law and democracy concern. Hence, in these days, Moldova is looking for solutions so that to break the political stalemate, which results from the dichotomy among the corruption-based attitudes of PSRM-Sor parliamentary majority on the one hand; and population will of change and desire of sovereignty on the other.

Moldova has to play the fundamental role of being a stable and mature democracy in Eastern Partnership

Inviting civil society’s representatives at the debate is a positive signal from the national authorities and, as mentioned by Alexandru himself, “large consultations within different society levels are important to ensure that a democratic, legal and representative solution is identified”.

Key and crucial aspects raised during the debate have to be kept in mind: the solution – no matter what it will be – should be focused on citizen’s well-being. Besides it should be taken within a short period of time, for the best of the population. Furthermore, one should not forget the geographical perspective. We are all well aware of the current situations in Belarus, Georgia as well as Armenia and Azerbaijan; therefore, Moldova has to play the fundamental role of being a stable and mature democracy in Eastern Partnership.

Taking part in this crucial debate not only testifies the importance of LDA Moldova as a key strategic partner at political level, but it also spurs all of us to continue our work as a democracy promoters, close to local realties and citizens’ needs.


In 2021, ALDA more than ever committed to improving international cooperation practices

We are pleased to announce that this year, ALDA joins the French network F3E, a network of solidarity and international cooperation actors engaged in the evaluation and evolution of development actions!

Pursuant to ALDA’s new 2021-2024 strategy and its willingness to question and improve its practices, but also at a more global level its constant effort to contribute to the enhancement of international cooperation policies and actions, this step was today deemed fundamental.

It is therefore naturally alongside the F3E network that ALDA has decided to engage in this effort, a pioneering network in the improvement of the practices of cooperation players and the strengthening of their skills.

Network F3E contributes to the agility of civil society, authorities and institutions in a complex and moving environment

Bringing together more than 85 members, including local and international organizations and local authorities, the multi-stakeholder network F3E contributes to the agility of civil society, authorities and institutions in a complex and moving environment, by sharing complementary innovative methodologies for the evaluation of practices, leading to effective changes and substantial reduction of inequalities.

The accession of ALDA to this network has been very well welcomed by the members, convinced that ALDA, a key French actor dedicated to supporting the different actors of communities to make them more solidary, active and inclusive, will bring a real added value to this network, engaging its experience in project management, methodologies on participatory processes and its network. Indeed, ALDA is committed to supporting stakeholders to find the skills and tools necessary to pursue their objectives by accompanying them in the development, planning and execution of their projects. With more than 400 projects to its record and 75 projects currently being implemented, ALDA itself has a great mastery of resource identification and management, but also of the localization and implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Objectives, which are at the heart of its actions.

ALDA looks forward to bringing this expertise and reinforcing the capacities of its fellow members, but also to learning from them and their practices, and working hand in hand to make international solidarity and cooperation actions more effective.

We are pleased to announce that this year, ALDA joins the French network F3E, a network of solidarity and international cooperation actors engaged in the evaluation and evolution of development actions!

Pursuant to ALDA’s new 2021-2024 strategy and its willingness to question and improve its practices, but also at a more global level its constant effort to contribute to the enhancement of international cooperation policies and actions, this step was today deemed fundamental.

It is therefore naturally alongside the F3E network that ALDA has decided to engage in this effort, a pioneering network in the improvement of the practices of cooperation players and the strengthening of their skills.

Network F3E contributes to the agility of civil society, authorities and institutions in a complex and moving environment

Bringing together more than 85 members, including local and international organizations and local authorities, the multi-stakeholder network F3E contributes to the agility of civil society, authorities and institutions in a complex and moving environment, by sharing complementary innovative methodologies for the evaluation of practices, leading to effective changes and substantial reduction of inequalities.

The accession of ALDA to this network has been very well welcomed by the members, convinced that ALDA, a key French actor dedicated to supporting the different actors of communities to make them more solidary, active and inclusive, will bring a real added value to this network, engaging its experience in project management, methodologies on participatory processes and its network. Indeed, ALDA is committed to supporting stakeholders to find the skills and tools necessary to pursue their objectives by accompanying them in the development, planning and execution of their projects. With more than 400 projects to its record and 75 projects currently being implemented, ALDA itself has a great mastery of resource identification and management, but also of the localization and implementation of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Objectives, which are at the heart of its actions.

ALDA looks forward to bringing this expertise and reinforcing the capacities of its fellow members, but also to learning from them and their practices, and working hand in hand to make international solidarity and cooperation actions more effective.


A conference on Franco - Tunisian decentralised cooperation methods and strategies

Decentralised cooperation is one of the key methodologies at the core of ALDA’s actions supporting the development of local communities in Europe and in the Neighbouring countries.

In this sense, ALDA is proud to be among the organisers of the hybrid seminar on “Decentralised cooperation”, together with Solidarité Laique and its partners members of the multi-actor concerted programme (PCPA) “Soyons Actifs/Actives”.

The conference will take place in the morning of Friday, March 5th, from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the city of Sousse, Tunisia, with the possibility to virtually join it too.

The seminar will put forward the exchanges around experiences of decentralized cooperation between French and Tunisian public actors and associations.

Organised within the framework of the FAIR fund, supported by the Euromed France Network through the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Aude department, the seminar will put forward the exchanges around experiences of decentralised cooperation between French and Tunisian public actors and associations.

 The discussions will be chaired by representatives of French and Tunisian municipalities and departments, civil society associations, institutions and ministries in order to create a fertile ground to share experiences on decentralised cooperation and understand the level of involvement and the role the civil society should cover to reinforce the decentralisation process and assure its good outcome. Among the participants we mention the Municipalities of Sousse, Kairouan, Mahdia, Marsa, Marseille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and representatives of the Val de Marne and Aude departments.

 What to expect from such a rich forum?

First of all, the exchange of experiences and the valorisation of the existing best practices; the reinforcement of the links between civil society actors and French and Tunisian local authorities; and the identification of mechanisms regulating decentralised cooperation processes.

Decentralised cooperation is one of the key methodologies at the core of ALDA’s actions supporting the development of local communities in Europe and in the Neighbouring countries.

In this sense, ALDA is proud to be among the organisers of the hybrid seminar on “Decentralised cooperation”, together with Solidarité Laique and its partners members of the multi-actor concerted programme (PCPA) “Soyons Actifs/Actives”.

The conference will take place in the morning of Friday, March 5th, from 10:00am to 12:30pm in the city of Sousse, Tunisia, with the possibility to virtually join it too.

The seminar will put forward the exchanges around experiences of decentralized cooperation between French and Tunisian public actors and associations.

Organised within the framework of the FAIR fund, supported by the Euromed France Network through the French Development Agency (AFD) and the Aude department, the seminar will put forward the exchanges around experiences of decentralised cooperation between French and Tunisian public actors and associations.

 The discussions will be chaired by representatives of French and Tunisian municipalities and departments, civil society associations, institutions and ministries in order to create a fertile ground to share experiences on decentralised cooperation and understand the level of involvement and the role the civil society should cover to reinforce the decentralisation process and assure its good outcome. Among the participants we mention the Municipalities of Sousse, Kairouan, Mahdia, Marsa, Marseille, Strasbourg, Bordeaux and representatives of the Val de Marne and Aude departments.

 What to expect from such a rich forum?

First of all, the exchange of experiences and the valorisation of the existing best practices; the reinforcement of the links between civil society actors and French and Tunisian local authorities; and the identification of mechanisms regulating decentralised cooperation processes.


We are looking for your advice!

Are you a teacher or a student? Are you living in France, Slovenia, Italy, Belgium, Greece or Turkey? Are you teaching to students with migrant backgrounds aged 13 to 18 years old, or are you one of them?

The Needs Analysis survey of the DEVOTE project is out to understand what are the needs of teachers and more specifically students with migrant backgrounds in French, Slovenian, Italian, Belgian, Greek and Turkish schools.

DEVOTE is a 24-month project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, led by ALDA in partnership with Drustvo Za Razvijanje Prostovoljnega Dela Novo Mesto (Slovenia), Paydaş Eğitim Kültür Ve Sanat Derneği (Turkey), Panepistimio Thessalias (Greece), Formazione e Comunione Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus (Italy) and UC Leuven Limburg (Belgium).

Understand what are the needs of teachers and more specifically students with migrant backgrounds

The answers from all these countries will shape the Educational Content that the project consortium will provide to enhance the integration of students with migrant backgrounds into European Schools. This Educational Content will be later elaborated in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) that will be freely accessible to all teachers wanting to improve their skills in integrating students with migrant backgrounds.

If you can help us, what are you waiting for?

Links to the surveys:

Are you a teacher or a student? Are you living in France, Slovenia, Italy, Belgium, Greece or Turkey? Are you teaching to students with migrant backgrounds aged 13 to 18 years old, or are you one of them?

The Needs Analysis survey of the DEVOTE project is out to understand what are the needs of teachers and more specifically students with migrant backgrounds in French, Slovenian, Italian, Belgian, Greek and Turkish schools.

DEVOTE is a 24-month project co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union, led by ALDA in partnership with Drustvo Za Razvijanje Prostovoljnega Dela Novo Mesto (Slovenia), Paydaş Eğitim Kültür Ve Sanat Derneği (Turkey), Panepistimio Thessalias (Greece), Formazione e Comunione Società Cooperativa Sociale Onlus (Italy) and UC Leuven Limburg (Belgium).

Understand what are the needs of teachers and more specifically students with migrant backgrounds

The answers from all these countries will shape the Educational Content that the project consortium will provide to enhance the integration of students with migrant backgrounds into European Schools. This Educational Content will be later elaborated in a Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) that will be freely accessible to all teachers wanting to improve their skills in integrating students with migrant backgrounds.

If you can help us, what are you waiting for?

Links to the surveys:


Young People as Agents of Change!

On the 11th February 2021, the Municipality of Patos in Albania have organised an event on the topic Young People as Agents of Change. This activity was designed as a coffee talk, engaging a group of young people, with different occupations, educational backgrounds, and previous engagements in local processes.

With the participation of two experts, one specialized in intercultural dialogue and the other, a former participant in various exchange programs, the group discussed different ways on how to increase intercultural dialogue in this multicultural world.

Participants stated very clearly that nobody should perceive diversity as a threat, and that all must help each other in approaching citizens coming from different backgrounds

The young people have shared their visions of the role that the community should have in resolving issues, conflicts, and smoothing out the different cultural traditions and perceptions that exist in our city.

Participants stated very clearly that nobody should perceive diversity as a threat, and that all must help each other in approaching citizens coming from different backgrounds to participate in social and decision-making process.

Being an active group of young people in the city, they agreed to have future meetings and discuss on the possibility of creating new projects together.

This activity was organised within the VALID project financially supported by the Europe for Citizens programme.

On the 11th February 2021, the Municipality of Patos in Albania have organised an event on the topic Young People as Agents of Change. This activity was designed as a coffee talk, engaging a group of young people, with different occupations, educational backgrounds, and previous engagements in local processes.

With the participation of two experts, one specialized in intercultural dialogue and the other, a former participant in various exchange programs, the group discussed different ways on how to increase intercultural dialogue in this multicultural world.

Participants stated very clearly that nobody should perceive diversity as a threat, and that all must help each other in approaching citizens coming from different backgrounds

The young people have shared their visions of the role that the community should have in resolving issues, conflicts, and smoothing out the different cultural traditions and perceptions that exist in our city.

Participants stated very clearly that nobody should perceive diversity as a threat, and that all must help each other in approaching citizens coming from different backgrounds to participate in social and decision-making process.

Being an active group of young people in the city, they agreed to have future meetings and discuss on the possibility of creating new projects together.

This activity was organised within the VALID project financially supported by the Europe for Citizens programme.


ALDA at International Women Day

The International Women Day represents, every year, a very important recurrence for ALDA, in light of our commitment towards a more just and inclusive society, where males and females enjoy equal rights, and none is victim of discrimination nor injustices.

Therefore, ALDA is proud to be among the organisers of a series of events aimed at celebrating the key role of women in the society and raising awareness on the role that women have played and still play as leaders and change promoters.

Managed by the EPD network, the two online appointments will take place on March 4th:  starting in the morning with an EU-level roundtable, event open to practitioner and policymakers, the afternoon will be dedicated to a public event celebrating inspiring stories of women engaged at the political and community level.

ALDA is proud to be among the organisers of a series of events aimed at celebrating the key role of women in the society

Women who lead”: here is the title of the public event, occurring in the afternoon of Thursday March 4th, from 3PM to 4.15PM during which participants will be delighted to discover women leaders’ journeys and achievements. Inspiring stories shared with the aim of motivate action and sow seeds of change for equality and justice.

The conversation will be animated by women from all around the globe and with different backgrounds:

  • Imarn Ayton – Actress, activist and leading voice in the #BlackLivesMatter UK protests and founder of the Black Reformist Movement
  • Tamara Adrián – Venezuelan lawyer and academic, and the first trans woman to win a seat as a member of the country’s Congress
  • Sidita Zaja – Executive Director of the NGO ProLGBT, fighting for the rights of the LGBTI community in Albania
  • Sophie Heesen – Politician and Councillor for the Dutch Labour party (PvdA) in Gouda, campaigning for LGBTI rights, anti-discrimination policies and gender equality
  • Krishala Tamang – One of the youngest elected Vice-Chairpeople of Doramba Rural Municipality in Nepal’s Ramechhap district, and national-level martial arts expert
  • Nabila Ramdani, award-winning journalist and broadcaster and one of the WEF’s 2012 Young Global Leaders, will moderate the discussion.

 

How these women succeeded in overcoming pollical and societal barriers? Which were the main obstacles they met during their path?

Join the event and follow the #Womenwave!

Sign up HERE to participate to the discussion and follow this link for more details.

The International Women Day represents, every year, a very important recurrence for ALDA, in light of our commitment towards a more just and inclusive society, where males and females enjoy equal rights, and none is victim of discrimination nor injustices.

Therefore, ALDA is proud to be among the organisers of a series of events aimed at celebrating the key role of women in the society and raising awareness on the role that women have played and still play as leaders and change promoters.

Managed by the EPD network, the two online appointments will take place on March 4th:  starting in the morning with an EU-level roundtable, event open to practitioner and policymakers, the afternoon will be dedicated to a public event celebrating inspiring stories of women engaged at the political and community level.

ALDA is proud to be among the organisers of a series of events aimed at celebrating the key role of women in the society

Women who lead”: here is the title of the public event, occurring in the afternoon of Thursday March 4th, from 3PM to 4.15PM during which participants will be delighted to discover women leaders’ journeys and achievements. Inspiring stories shared with the aim of motivate action and sow seeds of change for equality and justice.

The conversation will be animated by women from all around the globe and with different backgrounds:

  • Imarn Ayton – Actress, activist and leading voice in the #BlackLivesMatter UK protests and founder of the Black Reformist Movement
  • Tamara Adrián – Venezuelan lawyer and academic, and the first trans woman to win a seat as a member of the country’s Congress
  • Sidita Zaja – Executive Director of the NGO ProLGBT, fighting for the rights of the LGBTI community in Albania
  • Sophie Heesen – Politician and Councillor for the Dutch Labour party (PvdA) in Gouda, campaigning for LGBTI rights, anti-discrimination policies and gender equality
  • Krishala Tamang – One of the youngest elected Vice-Chairpeople of Doramba Rural Municipality in Nepal’s Ramechhap district, and national-level martial arts expert
  • Nabila Ramdani, award-winning journalist and broadcaster and one of the WEF’s 2012 Young Global Leaders, will moderate the discussion.

How these women succeeded in overcoming pollical and societal barriers? Which were the main obstacles they met during their path?

Join the event and follow the #Womenwave!

Sign up HERE to participate to the discussion and follow this link for more details.