The Czech Women's Lobby and its member organizations co-organized a celebration of International Women's Day that took place in the salons of the French Embassy.
The reception commemorating the 110th anniversary of the uprising of women calling for the respect of women’s rights was initiated by French Ambassador Mr. Roland Galharagua, followed by a short expert seminar of member organizations of the Czech Women's Lobby held by Jana Smiggels Kavková, chairwoman of the Lobby.
Lenka Formánková from the Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences – Gender & Sociologie spoke on the topic of economic inequality. Zdena Prokopová from non-profit organization ROSA presented the issue of violence against women and Eva Čech Valentová, representing the non-profit Association for integration and migration (SIMI), proceeded with the subject of Women and migration. The short seminar was completed with a contribution on Roma women delivered by Claudie Laburdová from the Roma women group Manushe.
The presentation of these contributions was also complemented with a screening of short thematic videos.
Women and economy
Violence against women
Women and migration
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