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The OSCE has supported the development and strengthening of women’s leadership ranging from working with young women alumni of the OSCE Scholarship for Peace and Security to building capacity of networks of women in policing in Southeast Europe and Central Asia and supporting women entrepreneurs in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. International Women’s Day provides a good occasion to examine how women’s leadership strengthens peacebuilding and conflict prevention, to exchange good practice and explore new and innovative ways how the OSCE can promote women’s leadership.
Opening remarks: Helga Maria Schmid, Secretary-General of the OSCE
Moderator: Liliana Palihovici, Special Representative of the Chairperson in Office on Gender
- Ambassador Neil Bush, Head of Delegation, United Kingdom, Head of the OSCE MenEngage Network
- Iulia Kharashvili, Women’s Platform for Peace Dialogue
- Meri Avramova, Assistant Commander in the Police of North Macedonia
- Aigerim Seitenova, Human Rights activist in Kazakhstan
Closing remarks: Ambassador Ulrika Funered, Permanent Representative of Sweden to the OSCE, Chairperson-in-Office