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Inauguration of the Regional Conference of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of Central Africa and Europe

posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – October 225th, 2012

The opening ceremony took place on Wednesday at the Conference Center of Sipopo and was chaired by the presidential couple, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and First Lady Constancia Mangue de Obiang, and attended by members of the Government, groups and associations of Malabo and students.

Among the guests were the Political Coordinator of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of Europe, of the Association of European Parliamentarians for Africa (AWEPA), Magda De Meyer; the Coordinator of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of Central Africa, Gertrudis Bamba, and the First Vice President of the House of People’s Representatives, Jesusa Obono Engono, as Coordinator of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of Equatorial Guinea.

At the ceremony, the Mayor of Malabo, Maria Coloma Edjang Bengono, was the first to present her welcoming speech, which was followed by that of Magda De Meyer, who presented the reference of the AWEPA and the reports generated on the problems of women and literacy in adolescence.

The First Lady also spoke, who welcomed the holding of this conference, and advised that all recommendations be followed on the problems of women and girls presented in the conference. Constancia Mangue went on to say that to overcome the current challenges, women should work on their education, because without it, they will be disarmed in society.

During the conference, they will address various issues related to the problems of women and girls, literacy and other difficulties that impede their development. The speakers will be the Minister of Education and Science, Maria del Carmen Ekoro; Anita Mbasogo; Maria Teresa Avoro, Dean of the National University of Equatorial Guinea (UNGE) and Anita Herminia, one of its students.

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