The Women’s Federation for World Peace International was invited by AFAMMER, an organization in Spain which is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year and works to improve equality conditions for women in the rural areas, to speak at this important celebration in Madrid in December 2022.

Over 800 women attended the event, and among them there were important political, media, academia, business and social fields figures.

Merly Christina Barlaan, Vice President of WFWPI and Director of WFWPI Relations with the UN in NY, was recommended by WFWP Spain to represent our organization on such an occasion.

Mrs. Barlaan shared panel with the Former First Lady of Spain, Ana Botella, Petra Bentkampe, President of the German Rural Women’s Association, Arancha Escalada, Director of Institutional Communications and CSR of Reale Seguros, and Sonia Garza González, National President of the Mexican Association of Women Heads of Companies (AMMJE).

In her presentation Mrs. Barlaan gave an overview of WFWP development in the Phillipines and the evolvement of her work at the UN.

Her presentation was very much appreciated and she was able to show the important work WFWP is doing for the betterment of society, especially in the rural area.

The WFWP team comprised by Carolyn Handschin, WFWP Vice President, Director of WFWP  Relations with the UN in Geneva and President of CSW in Geneva, Marcia de Abreu, WFWP Spain, President, Maryvonne Jamois, President of FFWPU in Spain and two young leaders, Sunhwa Marchan and Anais Vega, enjoyed participating and sharing with other participants as well.

Thanks to Hon. Carmen Quintanilla Barba, former MP and Senator in Spain, Founder and President of AFAMMER and a good friend of WFWP, our organization’s participation was made possible.