OSCE PA President: Women need more voice in peace processes


OSCE PA President: Women need more voice in peace processes

On the margins of the forum, a traditional event of OSCE PA sessions was held - the so-called gender dinner, during which female politicians discuss problems that are relevant to modern society. In particular, the issues of education, medicine and women's participation in the adoption of important political decisions.

 необходимо, чтобы женщины имели возможность сказать свое слово в мирных процессах

Christine Muttonen, OSCE Parliamentary Assembly president:
Situations are different in different states, and yet women always suffer the most. Yes, we have equal opportunities in education, in employment, but there is a so-called glass ceiling, above which a woman in many cases can not rise. That is why we need to work together to ensure that women are at the negotiating table and have the opportunity to have their say in peace processes. I think that women living and working in Belarus are very strong.

Marianna Shchetkina, deputy chairwoman of the Council of the Republic National Assembly of Belarus:
There will undoubtedly be discussed the problems that exist in absolutely all countries: professional segregation, wage gap, and ways we should move together. Political elites change their direction; there may be different intensity in the relationships, there may be different vectors, but the goal of the women's movement is always peace, stability, and confidence in the future. This allows women to speak the same language all over the world.

The summer session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly is taking place in Minsk. It is dedicated to strengthening mutual trust and cooperation for peace and prosperity in the region. The agenda of the session consists of the reports of three committees: on political issues and security; on economy and the committee on democracy; and on human rights and humanitarian affairs. Resolutions adopted following the discussions will form the basis of the Minsk Declaration, where recommendations will be formulated for the member countries of the organization.