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International Women’s Day: Feminist Left Struggles in Europe 2 & 3 March 2016

International Women’s Day: Feminist Left Struggles in Europe 2 & 3 March 2016

International Women's Day:
Feminist Left Struggles in Europe

15.00-15.10 Opening by Gabriele Zimmer (GUE/NGL) President

First session: Women Workers' Rights   

15.10 – 16.10 Moderated by Kostadinka Kuneva (Greece, GUE/NGL, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality) and Joao Pimenta Lopes (Portugal, GUE/NGL, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality)
 
* The role of Unions
Speaker: Fátima Messias, Member of the Executive Committee of CGTP-IN

* Organising women workers in Trade Unions – Challenges, Proposals and Good Practices; the case of women domestic workers
Speaker: Katerina Bougioukou, Women Equality Secretary of the Greek General Confederation of Labour

* Exchange of views/Debate

Second session: Freedom from violence and women´s rights to decide over their bodies

16.10 – 17.10

Moderated by Malin Björk MEP (Sweden, GUE/NGL, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality)

* Politics of the body: The right to SRHR and abortion
Speaker: Rosa San Segundo, Professor University Carlos III, University Institute of Gender Studies

* Combatting violence against women: Europe and beyond
Speaker Serna Fiorletta,  AIDOS, the Italian Association for Women in Development

* Exchange of views/Debate

Third session: 17.20 – 18.20 The Role of the Feminist Left Movement

17.20-18.30

Moderated by Eleonora Forenza MEP (Italy, GUE/NGL, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality)

* Feminist Left Struggles: an Insight
Speaker Lilian Halls-French, Euro-med Feminist Initiative, IFE-EFI

*Exchange of views/Debate

18.20-18.30

Closing remarks by Malin Björk MEP (Sweden, GUE/NGL, Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality)

18.30 Cocktail

 

3 March 2016 at 15.00-17.00 Room PHS1C47 & PHS1C51
European Parliament, Brussels

Sandwich Lunch 12.30 in PHS 1C47

Two parallel workshops
Facilitator: GUE/NGL MEP or other representatives 

15.00 – 17.00 Women´s Economic Independence

Women´s working conditions: social and labour rights
* Parental Leave
* Austerity / the Public sector
* Pensions
* Economic violence as violence against women

Facilitator Bakartxo Ruiz Jaso, Member of the Parliament of the Foral Autonomy of Navarre

Introductory remarks: Mayra Moro-Coco, feminist activist expert on women's human rights, gender and development, Podemos & Alexandra Meredyth, Ute Wischnewski, Die Linke

Women´s rights to our bodies
*SRHR
*VAW
*Prostitution
*Surrogacy

Facilitator: Anne Wizorek, initiator of German campaign “Ausnahmslos” (no excuses)
Introductory remarks: Hanna Cederin, President Swedish Left Party´s Youth section and Marie Pencikova, KSCM, Czech Republic

Please complete and send by the registration form by 19th of February to

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