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Living lives free from gender-bases violence

Woensdag 4 maart 2015 15:00-18:30 | European Parliament - Room A1G2 Brussels
Living lives free from gender-bases violence

Living lives free from gender-based violence - Women’s self-defence as a strategy for empowerment and prevention of violence against women and girls

Draft programme

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

First session: Feminist self-defence as tool to prevent violence against women and girls

15.10 - 16.10: Moderated by Malin Björk MEP (Sweden, GUE/NGL Coordinator in Committee on women’s rights and gender equality)

*Eve Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and founder of V-Day

* Karin Heisecke, Senior Project Manager - Ending Violence Against Women and Girls, World Future Council, the latest research

* Irene Zeilinger, Garance ASBL, Sociologist, Feminist self-defence trainer, Belgium

*Exchange of views/Debate

Second session: Feminist self-defence in practice

16.10 - 17.10: Moderated by Ines Zuber MEP (Portugal, GUE/NGL, Vice-chair in Committee on women’s rights and gender equality) or Angela Vallina MEP (Spain, GUE/NGL, Committee on women’s rights and gender equality)

* Hanna Cederin - Feminist self-defence trainer, Sweden

* Lydia La Riviere-Zijdel - Feminist self-defence trainer for women and girls with a disability, Netherlands

*Exchange of views/Debate

Third session: Feminist self-defence - Global movements

17.10 - 18.10: Moderated by Ines Zuber MEP (Portugal, GUE/NGL, Vice-chair in Committee on women’s rights and gender equality) or Angela Vallina MEP (Spain, GUE/NGL, Committee on women’s rights and gender equality)

* Dhiviya, Feminist self-defence teacher, Coordinator of the South Asian network SANGATa, trainer in Wenlido (Women’s path of Strength) India

* Lina Khalifeh, Founder Shefighter, self-defence trainer for girls and women in Jordan

* Soraya Bahgat, Women’s rights activists, Founder of Tahrir Bodyguards, Egypt (tbc)

*Exchange of views/Debate

18.10 - 18.30: Closing

18.30: Cocktail

Important!
An introduction course to Feminist Self-defence will be held in the European Parliament´s Sport Centre
The same day 4/3/2015: 13:00-15:00
For Women Only!
Limited places, First come, first served!

Make your registration already today by sending an e-mail to azadeh.jafari@europarl.europa.eu