HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE MESSAGE FOR
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 8 MARCH
Belgrade, 5 March 2010 - For International
Women’s Day 8 March I would like to extend my congratulations to
all the women of 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 a better and a 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. From our experience we can tell that women very often
show better comprehension of social problems and injustices, and
better understanding of the problems of everyday life.
Therefore, we must succeed in equal representation of women in
all segments of society, and especially in places where the most
important decisions regarding the future have been made.
My Foundation has initiated programmes of
cervical cancer prevention and breast cancer prevention, focused
on helping two of the Serbia’s major health problems regarding
women. I would like to make an appeal to all our women today, to
help me by taking better care of their health and by bringing
awareness about these terrible diseases.
Once again, I would like to extend my
congratulations to all the women of Serbia and use this
opportunity to express my admiration for their courage and
endurance that they have shown during very difficult times.