WE-Women project launches at Expo 2015

(AGI) Rho, June 29 - The WE-Women project for Expo will run fortwo weeks as of Monday, giving visibility to women'sachievements, said the honorary president of Women for Expo,Federica Mogherini. The project is designed to illustratewomen's awareness of the specific themes of the event and theircontribution to them. Ms Bonino opened the proceedings,expressing the hope that the forum marked "the beginning of ajourney that will take us to Dubai Expo 2020", starting withthe "ability to network while safeguarding our identities. Weare not all equal, we are not a category, nor do

(AGI) Rho, June 29 - The WE-Women project for Expo will run fortwo weeks as of Monday, giving visibility to women'sachievements, said the honorary president of Women for Expo,Federica Mogherini. The project is designed to illustratewomen's awareness of the specific themes of the event and theircontribution to them. Ms Bonino opened the proceedings,expressing the hope that the forum marked "the beginning of ajourney that will take us to Dubai Expo 2020", starting withthe "ability to network while safeguarding our identities. Weare not all equal, we are not a category, nor do we wish to beone. Each of us has our own projects, we must accept ourdiversity and convert it into a strength." She took theopportunity to display some female pride and have a dig at themen 'who matter': "We should be able to make sense of the pastwhile looking to the future, and this is the task of the greatstatesmen, although there are not many of them. Perhaps ifwomen were allowed to try, they would do better." She also saidthat "if women want to climb to the top they should accompanysome man to the door," and hoped that the participants wouldprovide "a joyful presence, because pushing the world forwarddid not mean being tiresome. A pinch of irony helps us not totake ourselves too seriously." With this she was referring tothe masculine universe being the nerve centre of power. ItalianGovernment Commissioner for Milan Expo 2015 Giuseppe Sala, ExpoPresident Diana Bracco, and Minister of Agriculture MaurizioMartina were all present at the launch of the project. "This isone of the most interesting and powerful Expo projects. Themere idea of plotting a useful course for Expos to come,ensuring that women always take a leading role, makes MilanExpo a vehicle for change. I regard it not as an adjunct but asa central strand of the work being carried out here", concludedMr Martina. (AGI).

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