On May 19th and 20th, the Women for Africa Foundation will hold in Madrid the international conference Women’s Bridges. Proposals from the South for global change, which will bring together nearly 70 African political leaders. It will also include an important group of Latin American politicians and activists, as well as numerous heads of international organizations.
The name of this conference is inspired by the bridges that women build with their solidarity, with their shared visions and objectives, working together. Bridges that this time will unite women from the south: African, Latin American and European women from the south; the Spanish women. In view of this, to make proposals to the international community.
Proposals that we have been working with them for months on the basis of a base document which the leaders are commenting on, expanding and enriching with their contributions. We will dedicate the entire first afternoon of the conference to this document, since that is what it consists of. The aim is for the women of the south to make themselves heard, for their arguments, their demands, and their objectives to be heard. Objectives that are not only oriented to women but to the international community, to the global citizenship.
We are also doing so on our tenth anniversary. Women for Africa was born in 2012 and there was no better way to celebrate it than bringing together all these magnificent political leaders.
The entire conference can be followed on video streaming through these web pages, where the main concept papers, participants, and program are already available.
In addition, Women for Africa will be producing its second feature-length documentary film around this conference, after Apples, Chickens and Chimeras.