As part of the annual celebration of International Women’s Rights Day, the National Council held a ceremony to award the “Women of Commitment” Trophies on Monday March 4, 2024, on the occasion of the launch of the “Week of commitment to the feminine”, in the presence of HSH Princess Stéphanie, Madame Camille Gottlieb, HE Mr Pierre Dartout, Minister of State, President Brigitte Boccone-Pagès and Christine Pasquier-Ciulla, President of the Family and Equality Commission, and many others.

Mrs Annie Olivi received the “Woman of Commitment” Trophy from the hands of National Council President Brigitte Boccone-Pagès, rewarding her unfailing involvement for more than 30 years as President of the Monegasque Association of Motor Disabled. This association’s mission is to improve the daily life of people with disabilities and those around them.

Mrs Patricia Husson was presented with her Trophy by Mrs Camille Gottlieb. This award highlights all the humanitarian actions undertaken through “Mission Enfance”, an association that she has chaired for nearly 15 years in Monaco. Since the creation of the association founded in 1991, more than 1,700,000 children have benefited from humanitarian aid in the most sensitive areas of the world.

Her Excellency Madame Anne Eastwood had the privilege of receiving her Trophy from HSH Princess Stephanie. This award highlights her remarkable professional commitment in the service of the State. HE Mrs Anne Eastwood began her public journey within of the National Council, as Project Manager for Legal Affairs then as Chief of Staff. She continued her career in the Government by becoming Director General of the Department of Social Affairs and Health and then took the helm of the public entity the “High Commission for the Protection of Rights, of Liberties and Mediation”. In 2022, she was named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Monaco in Italy by HSH Prince Albert II.

To conclude this ceremony, and after warmly congratulating the winners, President Brigitte Boccone-Pagès wanted to send a message to new generations to encourage them, too, to get involved: “Get involved in whatever field you choose. In your work, politics, for your country, in your family life, for a cause, for a passion… never mind. I invite you to embrace your potential, nurture your passions, and follow your beliefs. Never underestimate the power of your commitment, because it is through our actions, one step at a time, (that) we shape our collective destiny.”