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

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

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: [email protected]