Burch Diplomacy Club organized a lecture on the topic of “Representation and Role of Women in the European Parliament by former Member of the European Parliament Doris Pack at International Burch University.
She, as one of the most influential and known names in EU politics, spoke about her rich political career and experiences, about her rises and falls, and encouraged students who had further questions for her.
As a five-term member of the European Parliament, Pack spent most of her time as the head of the Committee for Southeast Europe so she's an expert on Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Among the various lines that can be found in her CV are the president of European People's Party women association and she has been advocating for discriminated groups for most of her political life, unfortunately including women.
„If every individual, male or female, said 'I can't change anything, then society couldn't develop“, Pack concluded during her lecture, also calling upon the members of the audience to become more involved.
She added that the tough economic situation and the dysfunction of the system which doesn't provide women with an equal starting point as men and which marginalizes that question so that talking about the role of women is a luxury compared to all the other problems facing our society.
Today's lecture was organized by Burch Diplomacy Club, in cooperation with Konrad Adenauer Foundation in BiH.