World Poetry Day: Celebrating our common humanity 0 Reply

A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999 with the objective to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities. 

Since 1999, every year on 21 March, the World Poetry Day celebrates one of humanity’s most treasured forms of cultural and linguistic expression and identity. Poetry is a driver of common humanity and shared values, a powerful catalyst for dialogue and peace. The World Poetry Day serves also to honour poets, revive oral traditions, promote poetry and especially, bring people together across continents.  

Against this backdrop, Dialogue CafĂ© Network is organising a session to celebrate our common humanity and values and promote intercultural dialogue through poetry. With this purpose, poets from Serbia, Portugal and other countries will be invited to join this session, share their poems in their mother tongue and translate them into English to the audience in an open dialogue and exchange. People interested in joining the session would be able to share poems with the participants to celebrate our common humanity.  

The session will be held on 25 March 2021 from 3pm – 5pm London time and will join participants from Portugal, Serbia and Spain.

  • Graça Melo – Portuguese Association of Poetes – Portugal 
  • Ersan Muhović – Poet and writer, Serbia 
  • Zilha Ragipović – Poet, Serbia 
  • Emina Marukić – Last year’s laureate of the Duga’s poet competition, Serbia 
  • Selma Kolašinac – Poet reciter, Serbia


For further information and registration:  

Dialogue Café Lisbon – Dalia Sendra (

Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Pazar – Haris Imamovic (  

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora –  Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (



International Women´s Day #ChooseToChallenge 0 Reply

Since 1911, annually on March 8th, the International Women’s Day (IWD) is marked to celebrate globally the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, raise awareness about women’s equality and fundraise for female-focused charities. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women’s achievements or rally for women’s equality.   

According to the World Economic Forum, sadly none of us will see gender parity in our lifetimes, and nor likely will many of our children. Gender parity will not be attained for almost a century.  

The focus of IWD in 2021 is about choice, the choice of challenging our thoughts and actions every day with the aim of creating, collectively, an inclusive world, a better world for all of us.  

From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge. 

Against this backdrop, Dialogue CafĂ© Network is organising a session to celebrate women´s achievements, raise awareness about women´s equality and support gender parity. Wth this purpose, women from all ages, sectors and cities involved will be invited to join this session, celebrate the IWD and address questions raised during the debate such as: 

  • How will you help forge a gender equal world? 
  • How better to raise awareness against bias and stereotypes?  
  • According to your knowledge and experience how do you think the pandemic has affected the path for equality? 
  • How are younger generations assuming the challenge of gender equality? 
  • Share a woman’s achievement.  
  • Share an example of small action we all can undertake for equality. 
  • Share a motto for equality 


Dialogue Cafe Belgrade (United Nations Associations of Serbia) 

  • Sanja Petrovic, Lawyer 

Dialogue Cafe Évora (Eugenio de Almeida Foundation/ADRAL) 

  • Tânia Salgado, President of the Board of ADDHG – Association for the Defense of Human Rights of GuimarĂŁes 
  • Alexandra LuĂ­s, Mulheres Sem Fronteiras 
  • Laura QuitĂ©rio, LGBTI, Leiria 
  • Joana, Centre of Culture and Feminist Intervention

Dialogue CafĂ© Novi Sad (Youth Office)

  • Branislava Aradjan, President, Junior Chamber International , JCI Novi Sad 

#ChooseToChallenge #IWD2021 


For further information and registration: Dialogue Café Lisbon – Dalia Sendra (, Dialogue Café Belgrade – Biljana Vukosavljevic (, Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia – Indira Pires (, Dialogue Café Évora – Margarida Oliveira/FEA ( & Ana Rita Valido/ADRAL (, Dialogue Café Novi Sad – Stefan Radojcic (

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Hi Ashique, Thank you for your interest! Our cycle is finalised but more sessions on crafts will take place at Dialogue Cafe. For instance you can visit our profil in vimeo and attend online some sessions recorded. Otherwise we plan to publish a book with the recommendations and findings of our discussions on crafts. Keep posted! Thanks again for your interest DC team
daliasendra on 2019.07.29