(VIDEO) Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain Gives an Opening Speech at a Conference in Madrid.

On Thursday, May 19, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain opened the two-day conference entitled, Los Puentes de las Mujeres: Propuestas Desde el Sur Para el Cambio Global (Women’s Bridges: Proposals from the South for Global Change) held at the Edificio Humanidades UNED in Madrid.

Organized by the Fundación Mujeres por África, which Her Majesty Queen Letizia is Honorary President, the conference brings together 70 African political leaders, but also an important group of Latin American politicians and activists, as well as numerous heads of international organizations.

Per a press release about the conference:

“…Women’s Bridges. Bridges that women build with their solidarity, with their shared visions and objectives, working together. Bridges that, this time, are going to unite women from the south: African women with Latin American women, and also with the European women from the south, Spanish women, to make proposals to the international community.

Proposals that we have been working on with them for months on the basis of a basic document that the leaders are commenting on, expanding and enriching with their contributions, and to which we will dedicate the entire first afternoon of the conference, because that is what it is all about. It is about the women of the south making their voices, their arguments, their demands, their objectives heard. Objectives that are not only aimed at women, but at the international community, at global citizenship.

At the Fundación Mujeres por África we are going to take these proposals to all African and Latin American governments, to regional bodies and international agencies, to all organizations with power and influence, so that they are taken into account, as the most powerful women in Africa, as well as very influential Latin American women…”