Elisabeth was and still a pioneer and full of vision in her approach towards one of the most explosive and actuel subject in our modern times: gender equality and womens’ rights; at all political, social, cultural and historical levels. Working with her and under her visionary leadership with Arab women organisations, we succeeded to convene 250 women and few men from 11 arabic countries, gathered in four international conferences in Beirut, Amman, Cairo and Ålborg:with main themes as: Women in Politics; Women in Buisness, Women legal status and Women in Research. It was a huge step where all participants have seen and demonstrated that the obstacles of Womens’ Rights are the same, whether in Europe, Africa or the Arab countries: there is difference only in degree , but not in substance. In an ira of naive populism worldwide, the stuggle is relevant yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Also thousands of migrant women, through mentornetwork where I had the opporunity to lead a team in Tingbjerg, have had the opprtunity to integrate and learn to bridge the gap and establish their personal successful life in Denmark against all the propoganda of hijab and Niqab and hetz against emigrant women, especailly targeted those who belong to Islamic faith.
Although I believe in the power of institutions; nevertheless I may say clearly: without the energy, engagement and vision of Elisabeth, these successful initiatives would never have had the opportunity to succeed.