Women leaders from around the world to gather in Tbilisi for international conference
The Tbilisi Women’s International Conference (or TWIC) is set to take place on 17 June in Tbilisi, Georgia as a gathering of women leaders from around the world to send a message of peace and commitment against conflicts.
The Conference is the first of its kind in the region and will bring together women in politics, diplomacy, civil society, culture, business, media, sport, charity, and academia, as well as women who have lived through and experienced first-hand the tragedy of conflict.
TWIC is the initiative of President Salome Zourabichvili, the first woman president of Georgia, who views a greater involvement of women as key to address conflict resolution, both between states and within societies. The Administration of the President worked closely with the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and the UN Office in Georgia to bring this initiative to life.
The Conference will open on Friday, June 17th with the opening remarks of President Zourabichvili, Margareta Cederfelt, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Małgorzata Gosiewska, Deputy Marshal of the Sejm of Poland, and Karen Donfried, Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, as well as video messages by President Katerina Sakellaropoulou of Greece, Secretary General Helga Maria Schmid of the OSCE, and Deputy Secretary General Amina J. Mohammed of the United Nations.
Throughout the day, it will feature panels to address some of the most pressing issues for women facing conflicts, including first-hand experience, the voice of women reporters, women in refugee crises, gender-based violence, and polarization. It will also seek to raise awareness on the role of women in post-conflict reconstruction and cultural heritage protection.
Taking place at a crucial time of global challenges, the conference will share a message of solidarity toward Ukrainian women. And with a geopolitically important location, it will also focus on the role of women as bridge-builders and creators of dialogue to bring peace and stability to the South Caucasus region.
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