Political Transitions and Women’s Rights


04 Dec 2012 08:00 to 11:30


European Parliament, ASP1G2

Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


EU Priorities 2020
Social Europe & Jobs

Event Location


Event Description

4 December 2012, 9.00-12.30

European Parliament, ASP 1G2


09.00 – 09.20 Opening
Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL President
Inês Zuber, GUE/NGL Coordinator for the FEMM Committee,

09.20 - 10.20 Feminist perspectives in the context of economic crises and political transitions

Moderator: Kartika Liotard, GUE NGL MEP

- Sama Aweida – Director of Women’s Study Center, Palestine
- Hatice Coban, BDP - Peace and Democracy Party (tbc)
- Mercedeh Mohseni, Supporters of Mourning Mothers in Iran, Cologne, Germany
- Name, Spanish women's rights activist

10.20 – 10.50 Open debate

10.50 – 11.50 Exchange of analyses and practices of founding principles in constitutions

Moderator: Boriana Jönsson, Coordinator of Equality First, MENA region

Afaf Marej – Executive Director EACPE, Egypt
Ahlem Belhadj – Executive Director ATFD, Tunisia
Nawal Yazeji – Syriat Coalition for Democracy, Syria
Lilian Halls French - European Feminist Initiative/Initiative féministe européenne (IFE-EFI )

11.50 – 12.20 Open debate

12.20 – 12.30 Concluding remarks
Mikael Gustafsson, GUE/NGL MEP and Chair of EP Committee on Women's rights and gender equality


For more information please contact:

Gianfranco BATTISTINI: gianfranco.battistini@europarl.europa.eu
+32 475 64 66 28








EUROPEN - European Organization for Packaging and the Environment
EU Public Affairs Intern
Mission East
Finance Controller
HEA - Hydro Equipment Association
Operations & Policy Officer
Research Assistant
APCO Worldwide
Project Assistant
IAS - International AIDS Society
Associate Project Manager - HIV Programmes
FEBRAP - Fédération Bruxelloise des Entreprises de Travail Adapté
Business Developer
Junior Policy Advisor
Social Development Direct
Consultant - Women's Economic Empowerment