15 decembra, 2022 Juli Széchenyi-Smythe

Handball Championship Characterised by Women

Medij: Sinfo
Avtorji: Vesna Žarkovič
Datum: Čet., 15. dec. 2022
Povezava: https://slovenia.si/this-is-slovenia/handball-championship-characterised-by-women/

On 4 November, the day of the first win of the Slovenian women’s handball team against Denmark in Celje, a three-day sports and business conference ended in Ljubljana, as part of the European Women’s Handball Championship held in Slovenia, North Macedonia and Montenegro. The last day of the conference at the Grand Hotel Union focused on empowering women.

Women’s empowerment is one of the main topics and an important pillar of this year’s European Championship hosted in Ljubljana and Celje in Slovenia. […]

“If I look around in my environment, the women surrounding me are very inspiring, strong, tough and have exceptional focus. I find this very important in our small political and national environment. I think there are a lot of women in Slovenia who are brave and know how to focus, persist and do good. Let us connect more, support each other more and make everyone from abroad see our inspiring Slovenia”, said Živa Ploj Peršuh, the first Slovenian female conductor at the Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre of Ljubljana.


What is women’s empowerment? What exactly does it stand for? Women’s empowerment means enhancing women’s rights to self-determination by changing social structures through political and legal changes. It is a challenge to be addressed at the level of a community and less at the level of an individual. Everyone should strive for a society that is based on equality and solidarity. The theme of the third day of the sports and business conference was dedicated exclusively to the enhancement of women’s role in all spheres of society from business to government, arts, culture and sports.