We are pleased to post the manifesto of Anne Negre introducing her as a candidate for the Gender expert of the International NGO Conference of the Council of Europe. Totally there are four candidates. Toi Toi Anne!
Since my studies, gender equality has always been at the thread that guide my
professional, political and NGO actions. Doctor of Law, I am a lawyer specialized in
labour law and discriminations; ombudswoman, I teach at University “Paris 1 – Panthéon
– Sorbonne”. At the same time, I have also been leading a number of INGOs that
promote gender equality at a national, european and international level. Working as
part of a network, we have pushed to introduce constitutional change in France to
enforce « parity » and have lobbied for the inclusion of Equality as a fundamental value
of European Constitution and not a simple objective.
For nearly 16 years , I am a member of the Board of the non profit organization, called
« Safeguard of Children, Adolescent, Adult » Yvelines, France , dedicated to helping the
most vulnerable through education, prevention , disability and theater , exclusion.
With the Foundation of Mediterranean Women, with UNESCO at the Commission of the
Status of Women, UN, we have built partnerships and have been working on CEDAW. As an elected town councilor and a political leader of a French centrist party in which I was in charge of gender equality for more than 12 years. I was the IFUW delegate at UNESCO, and its VP as a Member of the Committee on Human Rights. I am today the
UWE Gender Equality Advisor and Coordinator to promote Woman participation on corporate boards. I have worked on this topic with the European task force set up by the European Commission. UWE is the European Group of IFUW. UWE member of the board of Women’s Lobby, EWL. Our NGOs play a critical role to ensure that this humanist vision
can translate into the law and be actually implemented. This vision would need to be embedded into decisions, texts and deliberations of the European Councils.