Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Two Audiences for The Grand Duchess

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Tuesday was a two audiences kinda day for Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. First, Madame la Grand-Duchesse received the President of the National Council of Women, Janine Reuland-Schneider, Maggy Berckes, member of the Board of Directors, and Alexa Warnier, in charge of the Foyer Sud, which helps women in distress. Created in 1987, the Foyer Sud, which is managed by the National Council of Women, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. 

Afterwards, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa welcomed a delegation of the association ECPAT Luxembourg at the palais, namely its President Victor Gillen, Président, executive director Thomas Kauffmann, and Fabienne Becker, who is in charge of the "ECPAT Youth together" programme. ECPAT stands for "End Children Prostitution, Child Pornogaphy and Trafficking of children for sexual purposes". The initiative held its first congress in 1995 in Stockholm in the presence of the Grand Duchess and Queen Sylvia of Sweden. Since its creation, the organisation has helped more than 400,000 children from 30 countries, with the support of some 50 partners.

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