Women in Politics

Round Table Discussion



March 30, 2006

09:30 - 10:00

Registration and Coffee

10:00 – 10:15

Welcoming Address by Organizers

Panel I: “The Role of Women in Politics”

10:15 – 11:00

Chair and discussant:

Dr. Vesna Janevska, President of VMRO-People’s Party

Keynote addresses:

H.E. Mrs. Ulrika Cronenberg-Mossberg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden


  • Mrs. Vildane Palloshi, President of DPA Women’s Forum
  • Mrs. Silvana Boneva, MP and President of VMRO-DPMNE Women’s Forum
  • Mrs. Savka Todorovska, President of UWOM
11:00 – 11:30

Open Floor Discussion

Panel II: “Women and the New Election Code”

12:00 – 12:45

Chair and discussant:

Mr. John Cavanaugh, Director of IRI in Macedonia

Keynote addresses:

  • H.E. Mrs. Gillian Arlette Milovanovic, Ambassador of the United States of America
  • H.E. Mrs. Frédérique de Man, Ambassador of Kingdom of the Netherlands

  • Mrs. Liljana Popovska, MP and President of DOM
  • Mrs. Cvetanka Ivanova, MP, President of Woman’s Club of SDSM and Chairman of the Legislative Committee of the Parliament
  • Mrs. Daniela Dimitrievska, Macedonian Women’s Lobby
  • Mrs. Teuta Arifi, MP and Vice President of DUI
12:45 – 13:15

Open Floor Discussion

Panel III: “My Vote is My Right”

14:15 – 15:00

Chair and discussant:

Mr. Ulrich Kleppmann, Director of KAS in Macedonia

Keynote addresses:

  • Mrs. Flora Latifi-Maloku, Counselor in the Cabinet of the President of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Mrs. Jovana Trencevska, Counselor in the Unit for Gender Equality at the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy

  • Mrs. Roza Topuzova-Karevska, MP and Secretary General of LDP
  • Mrs. Mabera Kamberi, Assistant to the Minister of Labor and Social Policy
  • Mrs. Drita Iseni, Member of Women’s forum of PDP
15:00 – 15:30

Open Floor Discussion


Conclusions and Closing Remarks

Mr. John Cavanaugh, Director of IRI in Macedonia and Mr. Ulrich Kleppmann, Director of KAS in Macedonia

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      Ulrich Kleppmann

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      Director of the Skopje Office, Macedonia