HRH Crown Princess Katherine addresses the panel at National Assembly of Serbia
HRH Crown Princess Katherine addressed the Panel in the National Assembly of Serbia
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Published: 2013 / 03 / 19
The Round table for the Empowerment and Protection of women and children in the National Assembly of Serbia - “The social standing of women in Serbian society“
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine delivered a speech today at The Round table for Empowerment and Protection of women and children“The social standing of women in Serbian society" in the National Assembly of Serbia, that was organised by members of the Women Network of the Serbian Parliament and Indonesian Embassy in Serbia. The guest of honour at the Round Table was H.E. Professor Dr. Meutia Hatta Swasono, Cultural Advisory to the President of Indonesia.
At the Round Table many distinguished ladies addressed the gathering: H.E. Prof. Dr. Slavica Djukic-Dejanovic, Minister of Health of Republic of Serbia, H.E. Prof. dr. Zorana Mihajlovic, Minister of Energy, Development and Environmental Protection of Serbia, H.E. Prof. Dr. Alisa Maric, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mrs. Stana Bozovic, State Secretary in the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Welfare, representative of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and Parliament members: Dr. Aleksandra Tomic and Mrs. Dubravka Filipovski as well as a Delegation of female Members of the National Assembly of the Republic of Indonesia also addressed the Assembly. Many representatives of the Non for Profit sector, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Parliament Members took high interest in this gathering as observers.
The aim of the Parliament Members Women Network is to advocate for new laws and the implementation of existing laws to help female health policies, female education, battle against abuse and empowerment of women.
Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine shared her experience with the prestigious female leaders that participated in The Round table “The social standing of women in Serbian society“ and in the Key note speech emphasized:
“I deeply admire the heroism of the Serbian women who support their families, take care of their children and contributing to the overall progress of our country. The Women of Serbia work so hard that they often overlook their own health in helping their loved ones! My humanitarian foundation in Serbia, and network of Lifeline Humanitarian Organization in the United States, Canada, Greece and the United Kingdom that work under my patronage are very much involved in programmes supporting women’s health and the most vulnerable in our society. In the last eleven years we have helped Serbian hospitals and Clinical centres, provided equipment for breast imaging, equipped delivery rooms with incubators, trained hundreds of our doctors in latest procedures, helped built kindergartens in rural areas, but above all we tried to spread the truth about Serbia and the hardship and suffering of our people all around the world. “
The Round Table special guest H.E. Professor Dr. Meutia Hatta Swasono, cultural advisory to the President of Indonesia and former Minister for Women Empowerment of Indonesia addressed the Assembly pointing out the role of women in Indonesian politics.
After The Round Table at The National Assembly of Serbia a friendly lunch followed at The Royal Palace hosted by Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, in the presence of H.E. Professor Dr. Meutia Hatta Swasono, Cultural advisory to the President of Indonesia, H.E. Ambassador of Indonesia Mr. Samuel Samson and his wife Mrs. Iyah S. Sahabudin Samson, Honorary Consul of Phillipines Mrs. Verica Milaković, Mrs. Stana Bozovic State secretary in the Ministry of labor, Mrs. Beatrice Mandl Grozdanic, Members of the Parliament of Serbia and Members of the Parliament of Indonesia.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine with Lady Ministers of Republic of Serbia
H.E. Mr. And Mrs. Samuel Samson Ambassador of Indonesia, H.E.Professor Dr.Meutia Hatta Swasono Cultural Advisor to President of Indonesia and HRH Crown Princess Katherine
H.E. Mrs. Slavica Djukic Dejanovic Minister of health
H.E.Professor Dr.Meutia Hatta Swasono Cultural Advisor to President of Indonesia,Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine with Parlament members of Indonesia, Parlament members of Serbia as well as Their Excellences Ministers of The Republic of Serbia
HRH Crown Princess Katherine with Ladies- Parlament members of Indonesia