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Our Bodies - Our Lives

Ending Reproductive Violence against Women in El Salvador

This conference is co-organised with the Heinrich Böll Foundation European Union.
There will be a videoscreening from a parallel conference in San Salvador.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Spanish.

WATCH THE VIDEO OF THE EVENT

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

14:30-15:00
Registration

 

15:00-15:15
Welcome and introduction by Molly Scott Cato & Ernest Urtasun, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs)

15:15-16:00  
Panel I : The absolute criminalization of abortion and its consequences over women's life in El Salvador
Chair: Bodil Valero, Member of the European Parliament (MEP)

  • Presentation of the new documentary "The sound of conscience" by Swedish-Salvadoran filmmaker Israel Benavides on abortion in El Salvador. Screening the film trailer and discussion (confirmed)
  • Law on abortion and its consequences, Bertha De Léon - Lawyer, Colectiva feminista (confirmed)

Q&A (10 min)

 

16:00-17:00
Panel II:  Female lives matter
Chair: Terry Reintke, MEP

  • Teodora del Carmen Vásquez, recently released woman, speaks out (confirmed)
  • María Teresa Rivera, convicted of abortion, then freed, currently living in Sweden, granted political asylum (confirmed)
  • Victoria Carolina Ramírez Estrada, gynaecologist on direct consequences of the law (confirmed)
  • Christa Rahner- Göhring, Amnesty International El Salvador Coordination Group Germany, on the international support campaigns (confirmed)

Q&A (10 min)

 

17:00-18:00
Panel III : Towards a change of the Abortion Law in El Salvador (video conference)
Chair: Ernest Urtasun, MEP

  • Johnny Wright Sol, member of the legislative Assembly of El Salvador (video conference) (confirmed)
  • Lorena Peña, member of the legislative Assembly of El Salvador (video conference) (tbc)
  • Catalina Martínez Coral, regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean - Center for Reproductive Rights (confirmed)
  • Julia Emma Villatoro Tario,  Ambassador of El Salvador to the EU and Belgium (confirmed)

Q&A (10 min)

 

18-00-18:30
Panel IV :  Wrapping up: Action Plan to get women free and support the changing of the law

Chair:  Molly Scott-Cato, MEP

 

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Responsible MEPs

Terry Reintke
Terry Reintke
Vice-President
Molly Scott Cato
Molly Scott Cato
Vice-President
Ernest Urtasun
Ernest Urtasun
Vice-President
Bodil Valero
Bodil Valero
Vice-President

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