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  • The meeting will aim to finalize proposals and demands for Lula to integrate into the PT presidential program.

    The meeting will aim to finalize proposals and demands for Lula to integrate into the PT presidential program. | Photo: PT

The event, titled, "Women, Resistance, and Politics," features participants from across Brazil.

The Workers' Party of Brazil has opened the National Summit of Women in the capital of Brasilia with women's organizations ready to deliver new proposals on political and social struggles in the country.

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The event, titled, "Women, Resistance, and Politics," features participants from across Brazil and will conclude Sunday.

PT president and current Senator Gleisi Hoffmann and former President Luis Inacio "Lula" da Silva will participate in the event.

The meeting will aim to finalize proposals and demands for Lula to integrate into the PT program as the party's candidate in the upcoming 2018 presidential elections.

The event will also elect the new national secretary from among five candidates that have worked in social organizations.

Katia Guimaraes, one of the candidates said they are working on strengthening the collective, and that along with other women "who are committed to the feminist struggle and who see this space as an important tool for transforming women's lives."

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The organization will focus on women's empowerment and autonomy, the strengthening of ties with the feminist movement, and combating sexism and homophobia.

It will also show support for former President Dilma Rousseff by demanding an annulment of her impeachment.

The forum will seek the construction of real parity within the PT and the strengthening of the National Women's Secretariat and the creation of the National Political Council of Women.

"We are living a moment of generational renewal," said Anne Karoline, another candidate for the national secretary post. "At this youthful moment, we can add more women who debate feminism with more ownership."

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