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After Kenya, Manay Gina to meet women leaders of Cambodia

GLOBAL PEACE CONVENTION Fifth District Rep. Gina de Venecia
spoke about women and children issues at the recent Global Peace Confab in Nairobi, Kenya. From left are: Mrs. Donna Schuller, Founding President of Seychelles Sir James Mancham, former Philippine Speaker Joe de Venecia and Pangasinan Rep. Gina de Venecia.

Rep. Gina de Venecia, will represent the Philippines in the coming 6th General Assembly of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) in Phnom Penh, Cambodia from December 1st to the 4th.

In that conference, Manay Gina will expound on the Philippine programs to promote international cooperation. She will also share her experiences in addressing women and children issues.

The assembly will be hosted by the Cambodian People’s Party in collaboration with the FUNCINPEC Party.

The organizing committee stressed that the global forum could be an occasion to “further promote the ICAPP objectives of strengthening democracy and raising the standard of living in our region through expanded cooperation among political parties.”

It is vital to note that former House Speaker Jose de Venecia, Jr., is the Founding Chairman and Chairman of the ICAPP Standing Committee.

Earlier, Rep. Gina de Venecia addressed the recently held Global Peace Convention in Nairobi , Kenya from November 17 to 20 at the Kenyatta International Convention Center .

The Nairobi Convention brought together “leading voices from around the world, including cutting-edge service and interfaith leaders, social entrepreneurs, and government and business representatives” who converged under the theme “One Family under God.”

The convention, where Mrs. De Venecia spoke as guest speaker, was supported by Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki as the Patron and Prime Minister Raila Odinga as Patron of the Global Peace Festival, along with co-chairs His Grace Archbishop Eliud Wabukala, Dr. Manu Chandaria (OBE), Founding President of the Republic of Seychelles .

Mrs. De Venecia stressed before the global leaders the “vital role of women in ensuring the integrity of the family as breeding ground of individual’s values and future direction.”

She underscored the Philippine Congress’ continuing legislative efforts to strengthen human rights like the enactment of the Magna Carta of Women, and passed measures on Anti-Violence Against Women and the Anti-Trafficking Persons Act, noting that women are the number one victims of human trafficking. ##

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