HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE’S MESSAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL
Belgrade, 8 March 2008 - On the occasion of International
Women’s Day, 8 March 2008, I would like to extend my congratulations to all
women in Serbia.
In these difficult times for our Country and our society, we
have to be aware of our responsibilities as women in Serbia, and to continue our
struggle to preserve our families, and to realize better and happier future for
our children and our Country.
Women have always been the cohesion factor in our society, a
silent majority that has supported progress and change. We must succeed in equal
representation of women in all aspects of society, and especially in places
where the most important decisions regarding the future of Serbia have been
Only then we could be sure that our country continues on its
path towards improving democracy and prosperity, with gender equality among its
foundation principals, and that is the kind of future I am certain we would like
to have for our children.
Once again, I would like to extend my congratulations to all
women in Serbia and use this opportunity to express my admiration for their
endurance, courage and patience that they have shown during very difficult
times, and that they are still showing. Please allow me to assure you once again
that I will always be with you.