HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY
Belgrade, 7 March 2012 – Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Katherine issued the following message for International Women’s Day 8 March 2012:
"I would extend my congratulations and support to all women in Serbia. We have to be aware of our responsibilities as women, and to continue our struggle to preserve our families, and to achieve a better and happier future for our children and our country.
Women have always been a cohesion factor in society, a silent majority that supports progress and change. We must insist on equal representation of women in all segments of the society, and especially in places where the most important decisions regarding the future of this country are being made.
My Foundation has been implementing programs of cervical cancer prevention and breast cancer prevention for several years, and by doing so trying to help solving two major health problems of our women. I was very touched to hear that more than 32,000 women visited the mammography mobile unit that my foundation provided, I am very proud of all these women who took the time to check their health. I would like to make an appeal to all our women today, to take better care of their health, and to visit their doctors on a regular basis, because prevention and early detection is the best way to combat these diseases.
I use this opportunity to express my admiration for the courage and endurance that our women have shown during very difficult times. I am always with you", said HRH Crown Princess Katherine in her statement.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine is also a Patron of the Serbian Osteoporosis Society, and promotes raising awareness related to this condition affecting Serbian women.