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Feminist Forum: Struggling for women’s rights to build the future

Event date: 06 Mar 17 - 09 Mar 17

Feminist Forum: Struggling for women’s rights to build the future

Date

06 Mar 17 - 09 Mar 17

AGENDA

MONDAY 6 MARCH

 

Opening of the forum

5.15pm-5.45pm: Entrance of visitors meeting in the INFOPOINT VISITORS

My body, My right - Defending women's rights to abortion health care and contraceptives
 
5.30pm Cake + Coffee
 
6.00pm-8.30pm: Opening of the FEMINIST FORUM

Yehudi Menuhin space
 
6.00-6.10pm: introduction by Gabi Zimmer the president of GUE-NGL
 
6.10-6.15pm: speech of Malin Bjork GUE-NGL MEP
 
6.15-6.20pm speech Caroline Hickson Regional Director IPPF
 
6.20-6.40pm: Interventions from:
- Poland: Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk member of the National Board of the Razem
- Spain:  Rosa San Segundo, director of the University Institute of Gender Studies, Carlos III University of Madrid
-Ireland:  Alison Connolly. Policy and Advocacy representative in the Abortion Rights Campaign.
 
6.40-7.10pm: projection of some extracts of the movie Vessel
 
7.10-7.30pm speech + exchange of views with Dr Rebecca Gomperts from the documentary Vessel, project leader Women on Waves
 
7.30-8.30pm: Dinner Cocktail of welcoming

Interpretation: EN, FR, ES

 

TUESDAY 7 MARCH

 

International solidarity and migration

12.15pm-12.45pm: Entrance of visitors meeting in the INFOPOINT VISITORS

13.00-14.30: The situation of women in armed conflict/peace processes

Room ASP 1G2

Watch this session:

-Jennifer McCAN, Member Sinn Féin, Ireland
-Tugba HEZER (Member of the Turkish Parliament, HDP, Kurdistan)
-Lama KANNOUT, Chair of the Coalition of Syrian Women for Democracy (CSWD). Colombia
-Victoria SANDINO PALMERA, Member of the Peace Delegation and she is part of its Gender Sub-commission
-Lorena GUADALUPE PEÑA, President of the World Federation of Women, First Vice-President of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador, founder of the Mélida Anaya Montes Women's Movement (Las Mélidas)
-Representative of the National Union of Saharawi Women
Oihana ETXEBARRIETA (MP Basque Autonomous Parliament) and Oihana BARRIOS (Representative of “Jeiki Hadi”, association which gives aid whoever have suffered from the state-related violence)

Interpretation: EN, ES, FR

2.15-2.45: entrance of visitors meeting in the INFOPOINT VISITORS

15.00-17.30: Movie + debate on the right to asylum and the situation of women refugees

Room PHS 1C51

15:00 – Introduction by Stefan Eck
15:10 – 16:20 – streaming of the movie "not who we are" by Carol Mansour
16:20 – 16:40 – presentation of #womensvoices report by Ms. Pierrette Pape, Policy and Campaigns Director of EWL (European Women´s Lobby)
16:40 – 17:00 – Intervention of Ms. Mina Jaf, Women Refugee Route
17:00 – 17:30 – QA and debate

Ms. Kennou Sebei, AFTURD (Association des Femmes Tunisiennes pour la Recherche sur le Développement) will speak during the slot on women in revolutionary processes

Interpretation: English/French

5.45-6.15pm: Entrance of visitors meeting in the INFOPOINT VISITORS

6.30-8.00pm  Conference on Feminism and Internationalism: the place of women in revolutionary processes

Yehudi Menuhin Space

18.30-18.40: Introduction by João Pimenta GUE-NGL MEP

-  Cuba: Victoria Quiñones Rodríguez, Depute of the National Assembly of Cuba, member of the Permanent Commission of gender equality, and member of the secretariat of the Federation of Cuban Women (FMC)
- World Federation of Women: Lorena Guadalupe Peña, President of the World Federation of Women, First Vice-President of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador, founder of the Mélida Anaya Montes Women's Movement (Las Mélidas)
- Tunisia:  Ms. Kennou Sebei Saloua, president of the Association of Tunisian Women for Development Research (AFTURD)

19.00-19.10: Conclusion by Ángela Vallina GUE-NGL MEP

19.15-20.15: Concert given by New Latin Project, Concert of Rey Cabrera y sus Amigos (traditional Cuban music) + Cocktail

Interpretation: EN, FR, ES

 

Take the quiz to find out the real situation for gender equality in the EU

 

WEDNESDAY 8 MARCH

 

Combating violence against women, prostitution and human trafficking
 
9.00-12.30: Intervention in the group meeting for International Women's Day (Coffee and tea in the room)

Room ASP 1G2

- Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bąk member of the National Board of the Razem (Poland)
- Lorena Guadalupe Peña, President of the World Federation of Women, First Vice-President of the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of El Salvador, founder of the Mélida Anaya Montes Women's Movement (Las Mélidas).
- President of the Saharawi women organisation

11.00-11.30 Press conference on Abolishing prostitution using the 'Nordic Model'

Anna Politkovskaya Room, PHS 0A50

With MEP Malin Björk; MEP Mary Honeyball; Denise Charlton, Chairperson of Turn Off The Red Light; Simon Häggström, Swedish Police Officer; and Raphaëlle Rémy-Leleu, French NGO OLF (Youth for Abolition).
 
12.30-1.30 “Esplanade Simone Veil”: flash mob 'One Billion Rising' against violence

 
1.30 Sandwich Lunch in Room PHS 1C051
 
2.00-4.30 pm 'The Nordic Model' session

Room PHS 1C051
 
French film: Prostitution as any job (YOUTH for Abolition)
 

Panel debate:

- Marie Merklinger, member of SPACE, Abolition 2014 and Stop Sexkauf, Germany
- Simon Häggström, representative from the Stockholm police (in charge of the fight against prostitution and human trafficking)
- Zoi Sakelliadou, office of the EU anti-trafficking coordinator
- Raphaëlle Rémy-Leleu, French NGO OLF (youth for abolition)
- Martina Nuti, isala asbl, Belgium
- Pierrette Pape, European Women’s Lobby (EWL)
 
Film screening: Brussels Call (European Women´s Lobby)

 
Concluding remark MEP Malin Björk

Interpretation: EN, FR

5-6.00 pm Coffee and cake break, Yehudi Menuhin space 

6.15-6.45pm: entrance of visitors meeting in the INFOPOINT VISITORS
 
7.00-9.00pm Yehudi Menuhin space: Theatre 'Plainte contre X'
 

7.00-7.05pm: intervention of Joao Pimenta Lopes
 
7.05-8.15 pm: Theatre 'plainte contre X'

No interpretation (text copies available in French)
 
8.20-9.00pm: Dinner

 

THURSDAY 9 MARCH

 

Economic and social rights

10.00am-12.30pm  Austerity measures and equality in the workplace

Room PHS 1C051

Final program:
10-10.10am: Introduction by Tania Gonzales Penas, GUE-NGL MEP
10.10-10.20am: Theodorakopoulou Anastasia (Natasa), Economist, Member of the Executive Board of European Left Party, Direction of SYRIZA, Feminism and Gender Policy division, Greece
10.20-10.30am: Lina Gálvez, Professor of History and Economic Institutions of the Pablo de Olavide University, Seville; Director of the Master in Gender and Equality, Spain
10.30-10.40am: Diana Manuel Silva Vilas Santos Simões, Member of the Social Affair's Commission to the Central Committee of PCP, Portugal
10.40-10.45am: Claude Lambrechts, national responsible for CNE, Christian service Union, Belgium
10.45-10-55am: Ainhoa BEOLA OLAZIREGI, member of the Feminist movement in the Basque Country and MP of the Gipuzkoa regional Parliament, Professor at Vic University on Equality and Equity of Development master´s degree

11.00-12.00pm: Debate
12.00-12.15pm: Conclusion by Joao Pimenta Lopes, GUE-NGL MEP
Interpretation: EN, ES, PT, FR

 

Also: From the 6th to the 9th of March we will host the Exhibition Mulheres do Alentejo de mãos dadas com o sul da Europa, crafts hand-made art-dolls inspired by the richness of European cultural heritage responding to the challenge of creating income opportunities for women in Alentejo.

 

For registration click here

For more details contact:

charlotte.balavoine@europarl.europa.eu

azadeh.jafari@europarl.europa.eu

elvira.hernandez@europarl.europa.eu

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