Another Europe is possible

Women’s conference on the Western Sahara Right for Resistance, 28th and 29th September 2016

Event date: 28 Sep 16 - 29 Sep 16

28th and 29th September 2016, European Parliament

Women’s conference on the Western Sahara Right for Resistance, 28th and 29th September 2016

Date

28 Sep 16 - 29 Sep 16

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE ON THE WESTERN SAHARA RIGHT FOR RESISTANCE
GUE/NGL INITIATIVE

 

Wednesday 28th September:

18:30 - 19:30  Welcoming reception in the EP (Member’s restaurant) with speeches by:

 - Angela Vallina GUE/NGL MEP and Member of the Committee on Women’s rights

 - Suelma Beiruk, Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament

 - Mildred Jantjies, Executive Secretary of the Pan African Women's Organisation

 - Pierre Galand, chair of the EUCOCO Task Force (European Conference for support and solidarity with the Saharawi people)

 

Thursday 29th September morning:

9:30 - 12:30     conference (room PHS 1C051).

Interpretation EN, ES, AR, FR. Passive PT and IT

 

9:00 to 9:10 Welcoming by GUE/NGL Chair Gabi Zimmer and Suelma Beiruk, Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament

 

9:10 to 9:30 Introduction to the conference 

 - GUE/NGL MEP Angela Vallina (FEMM Member)

 - Mildred Jantjies, Executive Secretary of the Pan African Women's Organisation (PAWO-SARO)

-  Jira Bulahi, Sahrawi Ambassador to Spain and Member of the National Secretariat of Frente Polisario   

 

9:30 - 10:15 The empowerment of the Sahrawi women during the war and in exile: the experience of the UNMS

- Jadiyetu El Mohtar, responsible on international department of UNMS (National Union of Sahrawi Women)

Debate

 

10:20 - 11:00 Coffee break

 

11:00 - 11:30 Sahrawi women under Moroccan occupation: testimonies of violation of women’s rights.

- Sahrawi woman from the Occupied Territories

- Irantzu Mendia Azkue, professor at the Basque Country University. Co-author of the study: In occupied land. Memory and resistance of women in Western Sahara.

 

 

11:30 - 12:20 The importance of the international solidarity with the Sahrawi Women

- GUE/NGL MEP Paloma López, vice-chair of the EP Intergroup on Western Sahara 

- Eleonora Forenza, GUE/NGL MEP and Member of the Committee on Women’s Rights

- Nouria Hafsi, President of the National Union of Algerian Women (UNFA)

- Ophélie Ingarao, member of the secretariat of the EUCOCO (European Conference for support and solidarity with the Saharawi people)

 

12:20 - 12:30 Closing session: conclusions and final declaration

- GUE/NGL MEP Miguel Viegas, Member of the Committee on Women’s Rights, Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean

- Warda Hamoudi, responsible on empowerment and training of UNMS

 

For more information and registration (only registered guests will be able to attend the meeting) please contact: elvira.hernandez@europarl.europa.eu

 


 

Contact Form

×