International humanist Sonja Eggerickx honoured on International Women’s Day
Sonja Eggerickx, president of the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU), was honoured by the Belgian government yesterday as part of the hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day.
Sonja Eggerickx was honored for her outstanding service as a Humanist leader. Her volunteer activities include serving as president of Unie Vrijzinnige Verenigingen (UVV), the Flemish umbrella organization for Humanism in Belgium, as well as president of IHEU.
Sonja took part in a conference and ceremony in the Belgian Senate along with the other exceptional women. The honorees were each given a statuette in recognition of their pioneering work.
“They are pioneers who took their part in achieving more equality in Belgian society, who cleared the way for others or fought against discrimination” said Joelle Milquet, vice prime minister of Belgium and also minister for labour and equal opportunities.
The British Humanist Association is a member of IHEU.
VN:F [1.9.22_1171]International humanist Sonja Eggerickx honoured on International Women’s Day,