Ambassador Ramis pays homage on 8 March to women who contributed to Romanian-French cultural dialogue


France’s Ambassador Michele Ramis pays a homage to the women who created “a dynamic dialogue between the Romanian and French culture, over time, through the creativity, expressiveness and originality of their thinking,” a release of the diplomatic mission issued on Thursday informs.

“Writers Martha Bibescu, Anna de Noailles and Elena Vacarescu, actress Elvira Popescu, psychoanalyst Elizabeth Roudinesco, fashion designer Sonia Rikyel or soprano Angela Gheorghiu and Leontina Ciobanu Vaduva, through their creations, have built connecting bridges between Romania and France,” reads the diplomat’s message conveyed on the occasion of the International Woman’s Day.

Ramis added that precisely this dialogue of cultures “is the element that will raise the profile of the France – Romanian season, which is to start in December 2018.”

“This dialogue will also allow the strengthening of the friendship ties that have united our countries for many centuries. The artist women, the women of letters, the women of action will also contribute through their own vision to this season, in the spirit of the #JamaisSansElles [Never without her] movement, which militates for the equal representation of sexes in the professional area, which I delightedly joined,” France’s Ambassador to Romania stated.

#JamaisSansElles is a movement endorsing diversity, promoted by over 100 IT entrepreneurs and renowned figures of IT, mass media, education, and politicians who frequently participate in debates and public events. Joining the #JamaisSansElles movement implies refusing to participate in events where women are not invited or which are not associated with women.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian are among the public figures who endorse the #JamaisSansElles movement.