What a fascinating evening I had last night in the House of Common for
United Nations International Women’s Day 2013.
The event was Hosted by Mr. Virendra Sharma MP and there were
so many inspiring women on the panel includes –
Lady Fiona Hodgson, chairman of GAPS – ( Gender action in peace security )
Charlotte Simon Co – Founder of Mothers in Congo.
Baroness Oona King of Bow – Diversity Executive as channel 4.
Brita Fernandez Schmidt – Executive Director – Woman For Woman.
Baroness Meral Hussein – Ece OBE.
Cllr. Mimi Harker OBE , Mayor of Amersham. Seema Malhotra, MP, PPS
and the wonderful lady that was behind all the organisation of that event
Margaret Keverian Ali Director of UPF.
You can imagine with such a team of ladies how interesting was the event .
The main subject was violence towards women in the world .
I was shocked to hear stories about rapes and murdering women from babies to adult .
The only positive side of the event was to see the other side of the world, people that gives their life to make a change for a better world.
We as individuals , can also contribute by spreading the message around the world , Focus on the right campaigns and the most important,
make politicians more aware of situation and take actions !
Woman were always the minority in the high positions through history but we have the inner voice and the power and when we comes to positions
We make the change .
That was the main message from all the ladies on the panel that got to those high positions and encourage us to do so as well.
Get into your local communities , or get involve there are so many organisations that needs your help now .
For me as a singer songwriter that write about positive things –
changing and making a better life,
it was a real boost of inspiration !
I was asked at the end of the evening to sing a song.
The truth was that I wasn’t prepared at all and my voice wasn’t warm to sing but it was such a moving event , with so many passionate people , so I wanted to contribute as well and my way is with songs.
I chose to sing my song My River and sang it acapella
The song is apparition for the goodness that we have and a prayer for a better place .
I am looking at my river
Seeing all that left behind
Fading far away.
I am looking at my river
Seeing Thy reflection
I smile to you with gratitude
For all the goodness that I haveI am talking to my river
When I feel your distance
I pray to you with all my heart
To wash my tears away
I listen to my river
In silence I can hear you
sings through me just words of love
Then I know that you are there .