Fundamental Rights of Women
On the auspicious city of Barcelona, Spain, the XXII International Congress of Women in Legal Careers took place at the Museum Barcelona’s seafront between the 14th and the 18th of October 2015.
Among many guided issues in the Congress, Dr. Osvalda Joana, and Judicial Magistrate of the Supreme Court of Mozambique. Vice-President, Councilor and member of the Bureau of International Federation of Women in Legal Careers devoted her time to talk about the trafficking of people and the various hideous ways to practice this crime, the most vulnerable are women and children. She also explained that, covered under the adoption, many children are enslaved. There are so many bizarre situations that leave us perplexed, as the case of parents who commit suicide, motivated by the pain of the disappearance of their children. Parents who give up their children: deceived by promises of education, work, dignity in another country.
Rape was the subject of Dr. Fatoumata Dembélé Diarra, President of the Constitutional Court of Mali and Vice-President of the International Federation of Women in Legal Careers.
Another crime against humanity, “Femicide” was approached by Dr. Mercedes Hernández, lawyer and lecturer. President of the Asociación de Mujeres de Guatemala. Also regarding this issue Dr. Patsilí Toledo, Lawyer, also from Spain, spoke about the Women’s movement in Latin America.
The lecture on “Female Genital Mutilation”, by Dr. Adriana Kaplan Marcusan, Anthropologist, Director of Wassu-UAB Foundation of Spain, which stressed the lack of disclosure and understanding of societies that practice it. Even with laws in place, there is no awareness, and people think its tradition.
And to finish, I toast you with a thought of Roberto Shinyashick.
“Have time for God, for your family, for Yourself.
Be free to love, to forgive, to dream and live! “
Commission of Permanent Works on Environment
Commission of Permanent Works on Environment of FIFCJ
Comissão de Trabalhos Permanentes sobre Meio Ambiente da FIFCJ
Visit to Montserrat monastery, received by Father Manoel, Mrs. Angelina’son.