The International republican Institute (IRI) held a 3-day conference on establishment of the Woman democracy network in Washington. Aytan Shirinova, the Azerbaijani activist, the former candidate for the Milli Maljlis [Parliament], also participated in the event, the Trend reports.
She delivered a speech at the conference and spread books about the state of the Azerbaijani refugees as a result of the Armenian aggression, as well as the Khojaly genocide.
The participants of the conference also visited the White House, met with President George Bush and first lady Laura Bush. The conference is favorable case for woman leaders from the all world to establish contacts with each other that will serve to development of democracy, as they will help to outline the future of their nations, G.Bush stressed.
It should be mentioned that attending the conference were well-known leaders of woman organizations from Africa, Asia, Eurasia, South America, Near East and the United States.
Paula Dobriansky, the U.S. Deputy State Secretary, Ana Palacio, the former Foreign Minister of Spain, Kim Campbell, the Ex-Primer of Canada, delivered a speech at the conference.
It should be mentioned that the goal of the Woman democracy network - IRI initiative is to promote development of relations between woman leaders of the world. The network, aimed at establishment of regional networks, maintenances political, civilian and economic participation of women in the public life.