WOMEN’S CONFERENCE ON THE WESTERN SAHARA RIGHT FOR RESISTANCE28th and 29th September 2016, European

Event date: 28 Sep 16 - 29 Sep 16

28th and 29th September 2016, European Parliament

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE ON THE WESTERN SAHARA RIGHT FOR RESISTANCE28th and 29th September 2016, European

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 cocktail in the EP with speech by GUE/NGL MEPs and Sahrawi representatives

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 GUE/NGL Chair (tbc) and Suelma Beiruk, Vice-President of the Pan-African Parliament

- 9:10 to 9:30  Introduction to the conference
  GUE/NGL MEP Angela Vallina
  UNMS representative  
  Hon Margaret Mensah- Williams, Chairperson of the National Council, Namibia
  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
GUE/NGL MEP (tbc)
UNMS representative (National Union of Sahrawi Women)

- 10:20 - 11:00  Coffee break

- 11:00 - 11:30 Sahrawi women under Moroccan occupation: testimonies of violation of women’s rights.
- GUE/NGL MEP (tbc)
- Sahrawi woman from the Occupied Territories

- 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  
- Mildred Jantjies, Executive Secretary of the Pan African Women's Organisation (PAWO-SARO)
- Nouria Hafsi, President of the National Union of Algerian Women (UNFA)
- Representative of the EUCOCO (European Conference for support and solidarity with the Saharawi people) Task Force
- 12:20 - 12:30: Closing session: conclusions and final declaration (GUE/NGL MEP Miguel Viegas) and UNMS representative

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