Paraguay: Celebration of UN International Women’s Day

Prepared by WFWP Paraguay

On March 15, 2018, WFWP and IAPP Paraguay celebrated the International Women’s Day at the World Trade Center Building in Asuncion, Paraguay.

Deputy Cynthia Tarrago, secretary general of IAPP South America and IAPP Paraguay president, gave the welcoming remarks to around 140 participants, including three state ministers, two former state ministers, government officials, professionals and social women leaders.

We had a video presentation on worldwide activities of WFWP. After that, Dr. Liz Maria Garcia de Arnold, former Defense Minister and current president of the Metropolitan University of Asuncion then gave a Speech about “Rural women, inequality and violence” .

Then Mrs Roswitha Dueck de Giuliano gave an presentation about the founding and purpose of WFWP, the Rol and Mision of Peace Ambassadors and the activities in 2017.

At this time ten new Peace Ambassadors were appointed, including the Minister of Electoral Justice, lawyers, soroptimists president, Government officials.

Then the Presidents of IAPP, WFWP and Soroptimist signed a framework agreement to do activities together. Two new Peace Ambassadors expressed their deep appreciation for this nomination, committing themselves to support WFWP activities.

The event ended with a raffle of typical Paraguayan crafts brought by WFWP member and Peace Ambassador Dr Susana Barua, typical Paraguayan music played by a former Miss Paraguay and a beautiful Paraguayan dance by Prof. Myrian Diaz de Vivar and her two daughters.

During the cocktail everyone was very highly spirited and inspired by the Meeting. Special Thanks to Deputy Cynthia Tarrago and her staff for their support, to WFWP directive commission, and all those who helped to make this event successful.

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