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Stop feminicide in Europe and in Latin America

7th conference on feminicide

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION

This conference is organised by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament in cooperation with Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, CIFCA, Grupo Sur, ALOP, OIDHACO

PRESENTATION

Feminicide, or the gender-based murder of women because they are women is a global phenomenon to be addressed with extreme urgency by all policy makers. Over the past years, national and international legislation has tackled the problem. Nevertheless, States are failing to eradicate it as the number of feminicide is increasing worldwide.  At their last EU-Latin American and Caribbean (CELAC) Summit, in Santiago de Chile, in January 2013, Heads of State committed in the EU-CELAC Action Plan to combat the phenomenon.  The EuroLat Assembly will adopt a resolution on feminicide, in March this year. The Post-Millenium Development Goals (MDG) will be established soon. What are our and your proposals? What has to be done to improve laws, and beyond laws? Join us on the afternoon of the 6th of March 2014 for the 7th Conference on Feminicide!  In the morning of the same day, we will have a workshop to bring activists and their projects together.

PROGRAMME

9:30-12:30 
Roundtable  "Reacting to Feminicide, a global phenomenon"
(Room A5E1 - with simultaneous interpretation EN-ES)

Meeting of Civil society from Europe and Latin America 09:30-09:45
Welcome and Introduction, by Raül Romeva i Rueda, Greens/EFA MEP 09:45-10:30
State responsibility or the gap between the global and the local level

Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences Q & A Chair: Raül Romeva i Rueda, Greens/EFA MEP 10:30-11:30
Challenges and opportunities from the global and local perspective

  • Patricia Jimenez, Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung EU Regional Office, Global Dialogue Programme Director: The EU-CELAC dialogue on gender
  • Pierrette Pape, European Women’s Lobby, Acting Coordinator: The EU directive and the Istanbul Convention.
  • Simona Domazetoska, ACUNS Collaborator, Femicide News Coordinator: Resolution on feminicide at the UN Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
  • Céline Mias, CARE International, EU & CONCORD Gender Working Group Representative
  • Imelda Marrufo Nava, Lawyer, Coordinator of the network “Mesa de Mujeres de Ciudad Juarez”

  • Chairs: Patsili Toledo, lawyer, PhD in Public law and member of Copolis Research Group at the University of Barcelona / Katherine Ronderos, Director, Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom, (WILPF Colombia)
11:30-12:30
Debate and Conclusions
Chair: Katherine Ronderos, WILPF

15:00-18:30
Public conference "Stop feminicide in Europe and Latin America"
(Room A1G3 - Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in EN, ES, DE, FR)

15:00-15:15
Welcome
by Ska Keller, Greens/EFA MEP and Glória Florez, Member of the Andean Parliament Parlandino (by video) 15:15-16:00
State of play 
by Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences
Q&A Chair: Ska Keller, Greens/EFA MEP 16:00-17:00
Legal framework of the fight against feminicide
  • Fréderique Fastre, European Commission, DG Justice, Gender Equality
  • Raluca Popa, Adviser at the Equality Division, Council of Europe and expert on the Istanbul Convention
  • Luz Mejía, Coordinator of the Organization of American States (OAS) follow-up mechanism on the Belem do Pará Convention
Q & A
Chair: Raül Romeva i Rueda, Greens/EFA MEP 17:00-18:00
Ending Impunity - what are the next steps?
  • Katherine Ronderos, Director, Women´s International League for Peace and Freedom, (WILPF Colombia)
  • Alejandra Ayuso, Embassy of Argentina, on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC)
  • Katerina Fatsea, Gender Issues Advisor to the Managing Director for Global and Multilateral Issues and the Director for Human Rights (EEAS)
Q & A
Chair: Ulrike Lunacek, Greens/EFA MEP 18:00-18:30
Debate and conclusions
Chair: Raül Romeva i Rueda, Greens/EFA MEP

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