We observe the cynical merchants of war playing with matches and increasing the hatred and extremism and we stand still. Ladies and gentlemen, we no longer can afford ourselves to be passive, to watch the old politics of narrow interests risk our lives and the lives of our children. The outstanding example of women of Liberia who united against the war has to be in front of our eyes. It was once Margaret Thatcher who said - if you want a speech said - ask a man, if you want something done - ask a woman. So it's about time that women's intelligence, empathy and energy be channeled into real action against extremism and fundamentalism. We can drive the devil back to hell - mention to the movie about the struggle of the women of Liberia - we just need to be keen and united on that.
Intervention of Hon. Ksenia Svetlova
- Written by: UPF Europe and Middle East