Agenda

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.

Day One: Monday 6th 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

17h30 Cake + Coffee

6pm to 8.30pm: opening of the FEMINIST forum in Yehudi Menuhin space

6-6.10pm: introduction by Gabi Zimmer the president of GUE-NGL

6.10-6.15: 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

Day 2: Tuesday 7th March
International solidarity and migration

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

13.00-14.30: Room ASP 1G2:
The situation of women in armed conflict/peace processes

-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: Room PHS 1C51:
Movie + debate on the right to asylum and the situation of women refugees

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

18.30-20 Yehudi Menuhin space:
Conference on Feminism and Internationalism: the place of women in revolutionary processes

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

Day 3: Wednesday 8th March

Combating violence against women, prostitution and human trafficking

9.00-12.30: room ASP 1G2 Intervention in the group meeting for International Women's Day (Coffee and tea in the room)

- 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 with MEP Malin Björk, The survivor Rachel Moran, Swe Police Simon Häggström (tbc), Denise Charlton, Chairperson Turn off the red light (Ireland) Raphaëlle French NGO OLF (youth for abolition)

11.00-11.30 Press conference with MEP Malin Björk, Marie Merklinger, member of SPACE, Abolition 2014 and Stop Sexkauf, Germany, Swedish Police Simon Häggström, Denise Charlton, Chairperson Turn off the red light (Ireland), Raphaëlle Rémy-Leleu, French NGO OLF (youth for abolition), Martina Nuti, Isala asbl, Belgium and Pierrette Pape, EWL

12.30-1.30 “Esplanade Simone Veil”: flash mob 'One Billion Rising' against violence

1.30 Sandwich Lunch in PHS1C051

2.00 - 4.30 pm Start of the session "The Nordic Model" 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

6.15-6.45pm: entrance of visitors meeting in the INFOPOINT VISITORS

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

1hour of Break

7 to 9.00pm Yehudi Menuhin space: Theatre 'Plainte contre X'

7-7.05pm: 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

Day 4: Thursday 9th March
Economic and social rights

10.00-12.30 in Room ASP 1G2: Austerity measures and equality in the workplace

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
- 10.30-10.40: Diana Manuel Silva Vilas Santos Simões, Member of the Social Affair's Commission to the Central Committee of PCP, Portugal
- 10.40-10.45: Claude Lambrechts, national responsible for CNE, Christian service Union, Belgium
- 10.45-10-55: 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

11-12am: debate
12-12.15am: Conclusion by Joao Pimenta Lopes, GUE-NGL MEP

Interpretation: EN, ES, PT, FR

5.3.2017

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