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Conference: "Abortion Stigma" in relation to the 25th anniversary of the Belgian Abortion Law

Vrijdag 3 april 2015 09:00-17:00 | Crowne Plaza Hotel - Ginestestraat, 3 1210 Brussels
Conference: "Abortion Stigma" in relation to the 25th anniversary of the Belgian Abortion Law

Conference ’Abortion Stigma’

In Relation to the 25th Anniversary of the Belgian Abortion Law

Program Session 1

Moderated by Sara Van Boxstael (journalist) and dr. Anne Verougstraete (Sjerp-Dilemma, VUB)

9u00 - 9u30 Registration

9u30 - 9u40 Opening of the conference

9u40 - 10u10 Introduction to the conference Vicky Claeys (IPPF Europe)

10u15 - 10u45 Introduction to the general term stigma prof. Piet Bracke (Dept. of Sociology, UGent, Ghent)

10u45 - 11u15 Coffee break

11u20 - 11u50 Introduction to abortion stigma Leila Hessini (IPAS, Global Fund for Women, Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights)

11u50 - 12u00 Question round

12u00 - 13u00 Lunch

Session 2

13u00 - 13u10 Abortion stigma in an international perspective: short presentations

13u10 - 13u25 Leila Hessini (IPAS; North-America, Africa, Asia) 13u30 - 13u45 Krystyna Kacpura (Center for Reproductive Rights; Scandinavia, Northern- and Eastern-Europe) 13u50 - 14u05 Jon O’Brien (Catholics for Choice; UK, Ireland, North- and South-America) 14u10 - 14u25 Ann Furedi (BPAS; Europe, UK)

14u25 - 14u55 Coffee break

14u55 - 15u55 Abortion stigma in an international perspective: a panel discussion Moderated by Sara Van Boxstael (journalist)

15u55 - 16u15 End: What is still to be done to counter abortion stigma in Belgium?

16u15 - 16u30 Presentation of the ’Resolution of April 3rd, 2015’ to Maggie De Block, Belgian federal Minister of Health by representatives of LUNA and GACEHPA

16u30 - 17u00 Closing reception

Registration
Early bird registration ends on 31 January 2015!

Organisation: LUNA, de Unie van Nederlandstalige Abortuscentra, en IPPF (International Planned Parenthood Federation) Europe