The International Conference on Equal Rights and Equal Opportunities for Women and Men was held in Minsk, Belarus.
The meeting was attended by Andrea Victorin, Head of the EU Delegation to Belarus; Swedish Ambassador to Belarus Christina Johanneson; United States Chargé d’Affaires ai in Belarus Jennifer Moore; Head of the Gender Studies Concentration of the European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus Elena Ogorelysheva; British Ambassador to Belarus Fiona Gibb.
Problems of gender inequality in the United States were also discussed at the Conference. For example, a woman has never been the president of a country. Female journalists earn less than men. At the same time, women work as much as men. Sometimes they are forced to abandon their families and children in order to achieve what men get only because they was born a man.