Women's Bank Walk, a humanitarian action made for raising funds to improve the quality of life by educating and improving women's knowledge in underdeveloped countries, was held yesterday at 6pm in front of Sponza Palace in Dubrovnik.
-The symbolic walk on Stradun could be joined by anyone who wanted it, and on that occasion, cards were distributed to participants with details for payment of donations to the association's account. This major humanitarian action, celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, was held in cities across Finland and across Europe mostly on the same day, with sponsors donating a certain amount of money for each participant - said the organizers, who gathered outside Sponza Palace.
Reeta Meriläinen, former chairwoman of the Women's Bank's steering committee, the first sports journalist in Finland and former editor-in-chief of the largest Finnish newspaper Helsingin Sanomat, was part of the event in Dubrovnik. Rosa Vanhanen, a consul at the Finnish Embassy in Zagreb, arrived in Dubrovnik, where she came from Tehran a year ago, but has been employed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 20 years. Most of the time she has worked in various embassies around the world: Russia, Belgium, China, Turkey, Iran.
The event was also attended by the member of City Hall Council Katarina Dorsner as well as the Head of the Department of Culture and Heritage of the City of Dubrovnik, Ana Hilje.