Workshop on gender and migration in the framework of the “Feminist Forum” of European Parliament GUE/NGL, 12.00-15.00, 7 March 2018, Brussels, Belgium

Afternoon at the European Parliament (registration required *)
Venue: European Parliament, rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels.

12.15 – 13.30 – Sandwiches
13.30-15.00 – Room to be confirmed

This workshop will focus on two specific topics related to gender and migration from a feminist perspective: on the one side the parallel between security narratives in several European countries and the undermining of women’s rights and, on the other side, current migration trends and evidence showing an increase in human trafficking and increased vulnerability to exploitation affecting women.

Proposed structure:
 The first speaker will provide general elements of context and of analysis for further reflection focusing in particular on the challenges of current policies and discourses.
 The second speaker will give an overview of current trends in women’s trafficking between Africa and Andalusia based on a three-year research and ongoing NGO work on the ground.
 The third speaker, who has a first-hand experience of asylum seeking, will explain how women remain vulnerable to violence once they are in Belgium and how current policies undermine women’s rights.
 MEPs’ intervention on current challenges and debates at EU level.
 Based on these contributions, recommendations will be proposed.
 Exchange of view with the audience.

Speakers:
 Present Members of the European Parliament (MEPs),
Annemarie Sancar, WIDE-Switzerland,
Carla Cingolani, Mujeres en Zona de Conflictos, Spain,
Halimatou Barry, GAMS Belgique & Le Monde selon les femmes, Belgium,
 Additional speakers proposed by the GUE/NGL Group.

*Registration: previous registration is required by 1 March 2018. Please do so at the following address:
http://www.opinio.europarl.europa.eu/opinio/s?s=0603A
NB: as you will see, the online form includes all events organised in the framework of the Feminist Forum. It is therefore possible for interested participants to attend the sessions following the migration workshop, just click the appropriate box(es).

Those registered will receive a confirmation and further information on how to access the building.

Translation: EN-FR and FR-EN provided as from 14.30 only. For those who need some informal translation from English into French before that time, please send an e-mail to berivan@mondefemmes.org by 1 March 2018.