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Queen Máxima Launches National Money Week

  March 12, 2018 at 5:41 pm by

This morning, Monday March 12, Queen Máxima attended the launch of the eighth edition of National Money Week and the seventh edition of the international Global Money Week 2018. The event took place at the theater De Koninklijke Schouwburg in The Hague in the presence of Arie Slob, Minister for Primary and Secondary Education and Media and the students of the elementary school De Fontein. The motto of this year’s … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana – Day Two

  February 8, 2018 at 8:23 pm by

Queen Mathilde started the second day of her working visit in Ghana today, Thursday February 8, by paying a visit to the Teshie Presby High School along with the Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo. This school, thanks to the help of the Belgian community living in Ghana, provides their students an E-learning laboratory with 150 desktop computers. Teshie Presby High school: session live dans #Televic e-lab #SDGs #GlobalGoals #éducation #innovation @Unicorne_Siona … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to India: Day Three

  November 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

Belgium’s King Philippe and Queen Mathilde started their third day in India with a separate program. In the morning the King went to the headquarters of the Confederation of Indian Industry for the opening of the Indian-Belgium business forum with Indian and Belgian CEOs that discussed about innovation, industry 4.0, sustainability and trade opportunities. The Queen, in the meantime, had a working breakfast along with the Deputy Prime Minister and … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Women Inc. Conference

  October 5, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

On Thursday October 5, Queen Máxima attended the conference “Gender & Health” organized by Women Inc. and held at the Rijtuigenloods Center in Amersfoort, in the province of Utrecht. During the conference were introduced the latest developments in research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment in gender sensitive health care. At the event were present physicians, health professionals, policy makers, scientists that signed an agreement in which they declared to remain actively engage … Continue reading

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Saudi Monarch Allows Women to Drive

  September 26, 2017 at 8:09 pm by

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a royal decree that allows females to hold a driver license effective from June 2018. The King also ordered the formation of a governmental committee to implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licenses for both men and women equally. The monarch’s decision, which comes just few days after the Kingdom celebrated its National Day, is … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Receives ‘Womenomics Global Impact Award 2017’

  May 16, 2017 at 4:17 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was awarded the 2017 Womenomics Global Impact Award today during the Womenomics Business Conference CPH at the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. She is the fourth recipient of the award, for her work “to help women improve their conditions and exploit their full potential”.  “I am very honored to receive the award. It’s a very important prize because it helps to focus on the importance of gender equality in our … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Visits Seville For World Red Cross Day Celebration

  May 11, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The Queen of Spain was in Seville on Thursday where she attended the annual conference at the Teatro de la Maestranza hosted by the Spanish Red Cross to mark World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. Held this year with the theme ‘Women, Commitment and Solidarity’, hundreds of individuals associated with the organisation from across the country were present. Queen Letizia – wearing a repeated grey embellished Carolina Herrera dress – gave … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends G20 Women20 Summit in Berlin

  April 25, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

In her role as Special Advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development and Honorary President of the Global Partnership for Inclusive Finance “Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion” (GPFI) of the G20, Queen Máxima was present today, Tuesday April 25, at a panel entitled “Inspiring Women: Scaling up Women’s Entrepreneurship” as part of the G20 Women20 Summit held in Berlin from April 24 to 26. At the … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Pays Visit To Bangladesh

  April 6, 2017 at 5:29 pm by

Crown Princess Mary has embarked on a multi-day visit to Bangladesh along with the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, to bring focus to women’s economic opportunities in the nation. The visit is in conjunction with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. On her first day in the country, the Crown Princess visited the Barisal district which is impacted by floods and storms each year thanks to climate change. She met … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal on Visit to Ghana To Mark 60 Years of Independence

  April 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

This year the Republic of Ghana celebrates sixty years of independence from the United Kingdom. To mark the anniversary year, the Princess Royal has spent two days this week in the country. Arriving in Accra on April 4, the Princess began her visit with an audience with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Flagstaff House. She then visited the Commonwealth War Graves at Christiansborg War Cemetery and laid a wreath in honour of fallen … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Attends Jaha’s Promise Documentary Premiere

  March 16, 2017 at 7:35 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess this afternoon attended the world premiere of the documentary Jaha’s Promise at the Grand Theatre in Copenhagen. The documentary follows the story of Gambian-born Jaha Dukureh, who went through female circumcision as a newborn and was married off at the age of 15. Ms Dukureh has used her experience to found an anti-female genital mutilation non-profit organisation. Her activism has seen Gambia ban FGM. Princess Mary – who keep her … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel Speaks At ‘She Decides’ Conference in Brussels

  March 2, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau, a staunch advocate for the rights of young girls, has today spoken at the ‘She Decides’ conference in Brussels that is being held to have politicians and world leaders place the “rights of women and girls on the top of the international agenda” in the coming years. She said that it was imperative to “ensure that girls can make informed decisions anywhere in the world about their … Continue reading

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Spain’s Queen Attends ‘Women and Disability’ Conference

  March 1, 2017 at 3:39 pm by

At the Lienzo Norte Exhibition and Conference Centre in Ávila on Wednesday, Queen Letizia of Spain spoke at the ‘Women and Disability: We Crossed Borders’ conference on its final day. She said that it was of great importance that “no disabled women should be marginalized, harassed, mistreated or discriminated against.” The purpose of the two-day conference is to discuss “strategies and actions that contribute to the equality and empowerment of women … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Charles and Camilla in Bahrain

  November 10, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

The final stop of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall’s Middle East tour is Bahrain, and the couple’s day today was jam-packed with engagements. Joint engagements made up the morning schedule, with Charles and Camilla visiting the Old Post Office Museum, the Manama Old Souq and the 200-year-old Krishna Temple, events designed to inform them about the country’s history. At the temple, the royal couple were welcomed with traditional … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Michelle Obama Promote ‘Let Girls Learn’ Program

  June 30, 2016 at 6:43 am by

After Liberia and Morocco, US First Lady Michelle Obama moved on to Spain today, where she and Queen Letizia attended a presentation on the ‘Let Girls Learn’ initiative Mrs Obama has put together to help girls worldwide receive the education they deserve. The two women both spoke at the presentation, with Queen Letizia saying that it is “clear that the education of girls transforms, protects, is productive and is inextricably … Continue reading

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Welcome to Morocco! Lalla Salma Greets Michelle Obama at Airport

  June 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma was on hand this evening to welcome US First Lady Michelle Obama to Morocco during her visit to several countries promoting education for girls. Wearing a lovely orange shirt dress, the wife of King Mohammed VI smiled broadly as she waited for Mrs Obama at Menara Airport in Marrakech. Mrs Obama is being accompanied on the trip – which first stopped in Liberia and will continue in Spain … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Speaks at Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 19, 2016 at 7:32 am by

On the third day of the Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Queen Máxima was a new royal addition to the speaker list, as she joined a panel discussing the economic benefits that come from investing in women and how technology can help. "Want to End Poverty? Invest in Women's Economic Empowerment" Queen Maxima at #WD2016 pic.twitter.com/Q5YljvocJq — Cordaid (@Cordaid) May 18, 2016 Crown Princess Mary and Princess Mabel were in … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Makes Postponed Visit to Burkina Faso

  April 29, 2016 at 7:49 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has spent two days in the West African country of Burkina Faso this week, learning about what is being done to promote women’s sexual and reproductive health. She was meant to make the back in January, but it was postponed due to the terrorist attack which occurred in the country’s capital right before the visit. On Wednesday, the Crown Princess began with a visit to a local … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Speaks Women’s Rights with Berlingske

  March 27, 2016 at 8:31 am by

“It is deeply unfair that one’s gender as a woman must mean that you get a worse life than men. Violence against women is today perhaps the greatest crime against human rights…it it happens in all walks of life in all countries.” – Crown Princess Mary A lengthy interview with Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has been published this weekend in Berlingske on the topic of women’s rights and her association with three organisations on … Continue reading

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