The Global Women’s Charter for Humanity in Bulgaria

Saturday 18 June 2005 Jivka Marinova
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From June 9 to 11, 2005 the World March of Women and the Women’s Global Charter for Humanity passed through Bulgaria.

Adopted on December 10, 2004 in Kigali, Rwanda and started the world relay on March 8 in Brazil the Charter is moving from country to country. The main goal of the Charter is to initiate debates and campaigns for poverty eradication and elimination of violence against women.

The Charter is moving around together with a unique patch blanket, containing artistic quilts prepared by women from each country participating to the March. The Charter and the Global Quilt have been presented in Bulgaria to a special event, which gathered women from NGOs, other civil society organizations and women running for parliamentary elections.

The Bulgarian quilt and Bulgarian version of the Charter have been prepared by GERT – the coordinating organization for Bulgaria with the support of the newly established Bulgarian Women’s Fund. The launching event was organized by Gender Project for Bulgaria – one of the NGOs members to the World March.

The Charter, printed in Bulgarian was applauded by many women and has been largely disseminated by women’s organizations, participating to the March.