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 (



An equal world is an enabled world. Celebration of the International Day of Women. 0 Reply

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In the framework of the International Women´s Day 2020 and the #UN75 Anniversary Campaign, Dialogue Café network members are organising a debate focused on equality that will take place next 10 March 2020 from 3pm to 5pm London time.

In this session we will celebrate women´s achievements while speaking out about inequality and common challenges.

With these purposes, relevant women from economic, social, and political fields will join the session and share with us their testimonials of success. In between, a discussion among the challenges we keep confronting as a unequal society will take place.

You are most welcome to join and participate in this amazing celebration.


Dialogue Café Belgrade (Youth Office)

  • Katarina Milenkovic, DC Belgrade
  • Sanja Popović Pantić, President of the Association of Business Women Serbia
  • Vita Latinovic, CEO Startup pygmy TITAN

Dialogue Café Cidade de Praia (Pedro Pires Institute for Leadership)

  • LĂşcia Cardoso, Musician and entrepreneur
  • Chissana MagalhĂŁes

Dialogue Café Évora – (Eugenio de Almeida Foundation)

  • Magda Camacho, Senior Social Education Technician & Volunteer Coordinator CVP-CHE (PT Red Cross)
  • LĂ©nia Fragoso, President of CPCJ (Commission for the Protection of Children and Youth of Évora)
  • Joana Good da Silva, Volunteer at Eugenio de Almeida Foundation
  • Gabriela Oliveira, Professional Scrum Master e Specialist in Project Management

Dialogue CafĂ© Évora – (ADRAL – Evora Tech)

  • Vanessa DurĂŁo, ADRAL – Alentejo Regional Development Agency
  • VitĂłria Duarte, Support Office for Economic Development of the Municipality of Viana do Alentejo.
  • Teresa Bileu, Senior Technician at ADRAL’s External Promotion Department

Dialogue Café Novi Pazar (Centar Duga)

  • Edina Hećo, MA of English language and literature, Professor in elementary school and English tutor in American Corner Novi Pazar

Dialogue Café Novi Sad (Youth Office)

  • Branislava Aradjan, DC Novi Sad
  • Aristea Stakic, Journalist at RTVojvodina
  • Marija Lukic, Best student award winner

With the participation of Dialogue Café Lisbon (Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation)!

Women´s Day Programme

#IWD2020 #EachforEqual #UN75

To know more about the session, keep posted or contact us at info(at)





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