16th Annual WFWP - Europe Women’s Leadership Conference
“Women as peace-builders and leaders fostering healthy families and communities in these challenging times”
November 18-20, 2016
Hotel Tatra, Bratislava-Staré Mesto, Slovakia
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Friday, November 18th
18:00 Dinner - Welcome and Introductions
MC: Brigitte Wada, President, WFWP France and Miriam Alexyova, WFWP Slovakia Vice President
19:30 - 21:00 Special Program
Dr. Annine van der Meer: Historian, Theologian, Netherlands: "Wisdom Returning".
Saturday, November 19th
7:00-7:30 Meditation/Interfaith Morning Service (optional)
Ms. Stella A. Attakpah- Vienna, Austria
9:00-10:30 Session I - Conference Opening Session
Chair: Ing. Lubica Magnusson, WFWP Slovakia President
Dr. Lan Young Moon, WFWPI President Emeritus
Ms. Stella A. Attakpah, MSc. Managing Director, Opportunity and Risk Management Institute, Ghana. "Self - development and achieving sustainable development".
Dr. Anna Galovicova, Ambassador of World Religions Forum, Slovakia; President and Founder of the Slovak-Indian Friendship Society "One world: One human family"
Chair: Ms. Diane Chaillié, Executive Assistant, France
Ms. Valentine Nkoyo, MBA, WFWP UK speech contest winner, Director Mojatu Foundation
Ms. Veronica Kvietkova, Mr. Jakub Senesi. Flowers of Democracy, Slovakia
Ms. Miriam Baghdady, Co-Founder Free Girls movement, Austria: "Immigrant: A life between two cultures”
Ms. Anna Balgova, Emilia Trpacova, Jana Verdura, Slovak Catholic Charities, "Integrational Project Rafael.
Ms. Natascha Schellen, MBA Student , WFWP Middle East, " Empowering young women in the Middle East".
14:30 Musical interlude: (Hotel Tatra)
"Friends of Fujara"- Slovak Folk Group
Dr. Asma Ahmed, Lawyer: Empowering Women- Breaking Barriers to Social Exclusion
Dr. Marcela Rozehnalová: WFWP Czech Republic: "Motivating Youth for Pure Life style"
Ms. Elisabeth Riedl, Ms. Renate Amesbauer, WFWPI UN Representatives Vienna: "Building bridges and the Global Women’s Peace Network"
Ms. Nicole Thurner and Jana Lajdova: "Interning at the UN with WFWPI in Geneva"
Ms. Limi & Kasia Bauer, WFWP Upper Austria: "Living locally while thinking globally: migrating to a new country and community".
Mrs. Tina Coombs, WFWPI Special Advisor: "Educating for the Dignity of Women and the Culture of Peace”.
Mrs. Lilly Gundacker, WFWP Austria Vice President: "Public Speaking: Toastmasters, Where Leaders are Made"
Dr. Maria Riehl, WFWP Austria Founder and Treasurer: "Personal development and healing”
Ms. Valentine Nkoyo: "FGM and Violence against Women"
Mrs. Patricia Earle, WFWP Birmingham, UK Chairwoman: "Building women's peace communities and empowering women locally".
16:00 Group Reports (3 minutes each)
17:00- 18:00 Sightseeing: Night in the Historic City Center
18:00 Dinner (Restaurant Zichy)
20:00 – 21:30 : Bridge of Peace Program
MC: Mrs. Elisabetta Nistri Cali, WFWP Italy President
Mrs. Marcia de Abreu, WFWP Spain President
Musical interlude - Cultural entertainment
Mrs. Parisa Nagy- Persian Dance
Mr. Benjamin Lajda- Piano, Cello
Ms. Amy Brown- Vocalist
Sunday, November 20th
7:00-7:30 Meditation/Interfaith Reading Service (optional)
Birmingham Peace Group on "Peace and Forgiveness"
8:30- 10:00 Session IV: Shared responsibilities and inclusive leadership for sustainable development and good governance.
Chair: Dr. Marta Maria De Carvalho Rodrigues, WFWP Portugal President, Lawyer
Mrs. Mitty Tohma, WFWP UK President
Dr. No Hi Pak, Universal Peace Federation, Special Advisor for Europe
10:30-11:30 Session V: Women in advocacy and as educators / training curricula
Chair: Mrs. Parisa Nagy, WFWP Hungary President
Ing. Lubica Magnusson, WFWP Slovakia President
Mrs. Kasia Minollari, WFWP Albania President: "Experience -based character education: youth in Albania"
Ms. Brigitte Wada, WFWP France President: "The Necessity of Moral Education"
11:30- 12:30 Closing Session and reflections
Ambassador for Peace Certificates