The Board of the Eurasian Womens Forum
under the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation
held a meeting on 26 September 2019 that was attended by Roscongress Foundation
Deputy CEO and Innosocium Foundation Director Yelena Marinina.
The Innosocium Foundation for the
Promotion of Social Development the social platform of the Roscongress
Foundation was established in February 2019. The Foundations main objectives
are to provide practical support for priority areas of social development,
establish and promote the social agenda utilizing the communication platforms
of the Roscongress Foundation, implement major social and charitable
initiatives, develop and enhance the effectiveness of NGOs, corporate social
responsibility and international cooperation as part of the sustainable
development agenda, and strengthen a positive image of Russia.
The Innosocium Foundation the social
platform of the Roscongress Foundation and the Eurasian Womens Forum already
has experience from successful cooperation in a number of projects and events. For
example, a visiting reception of Eurasian Womens Forum leaders was held at the
Roscongress Foundations Building Trust platform during the SPIEF 2019.
The last meeting of the Board of the Eurasian
Womens Forum focused on a discussion of the development of womens leadership,
the more active involvement of women in economic and social processes as well
as the integration of issues concerning womens leadership into the global
The establishment of the Global Online
Platform of the Eurasian Womens Forum a joint project of the Eurasian
Womens Forum and the Innosocium Foundation was announced during the meeting.
The platform aims to establish systematic international cooperation, ensure the
exchange of best practices, represent Russias interests in the international
arena, and enhance the role of womens leadership as a whole.
«The development of womens leadership and the overall
promotion of the womens agenda at the international level is one of the key
areas of the social platform of the Roscongress Foundation the Innosocium
Foundation. We must take into account gender issues and current trends as well
as contribute to building a female community in order to achieve growth as well
as sustainable and equitable development. The decision to create the Global
Online Platform is a significant step in resolving these issues and a logical
continuation of the work that was carried out at the G20 in March of this year»,
Advisor to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov said.
«The creation of the Global Online
Platform of the Eurasian Womens Forum together with the Innosocium Foundation
will contribute to the effective development of international project
cooperation and the promotion of initiatives, projects, and programmes for
women both domestically and internationally», Deputy Chairwoman of the
Federation Council and Chairwoman of the Board of the Eurasian Womens Forum
Galina Karelova said.
«There is no acute problem of gender
inequality in our country, but there is an understanding that women can change
the world for the better when they unite. The womens agenda has been
increasingly addressed at global associations and international economic
forums, has become firmly rooted in the G20 agenda, and has traditionally been
discussed by world leaders. With the creation of the platform, we will have a
tool to implement our ideas and we will be able to not only consolidate the
global agenda, but to also shape it. By joining forces, we will achieve greater
results», Roscongress Foundation Deputy CEO and Innosocium Foundation Director
Yelena Marinina said.