We are pleased to invite you to join us on June 10, 2021 at the webinar “Ending trafficking and violence against women and girls in the context of global migration” which is organised by NGO Atina and European Feminist Network WIDE+. The main intention of this event is to gather civil rights defenders and CSOs representatives active in the thematic areas of migration, women’s, child and human rights, prevention of violence and trafficking, with the goal to understand CEDAW documents and utilise them for advocacy actions, and a specific focus on the General Recommendation No.38 and experiences of the Balkan route countries.
Furthermore, the intention is to indicate particular obligations of the states parties, individual institutions and organizations to this recommendation. This knowledge should help organizations to better exert pressure and improve advocacy aimed at state authorities to intensify efforts in prevention and suppression of trafficking in migrant women and girls residing in their territory. It is also important to consider these obligations in the context of the enlargement of the European Union, given that many countries in the region are in various stages of pre-accession negotiations with the EU.
Speakers at the event will be Ms Dalia Leinartė, former chair and member of the UN CEDAW Committee, professor at Vytautas Magnus University, and fellow commoner at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge.; Ms Hajar Mohammadi, Women’s right advocate, Sweden, Ms Dubravka Vranjanac, Program Coordinator, Save the Children, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Ms Despina Syrri, Founder of the Symβiosis-School of Political Studies in Greece.
This webinar is organized as part of the project NGO Atina implements in partnership with European Feminist Network WIDE+, within the project Expanding spaces for capacity buliding and exchange to stenghten women migrant movement building across Europe 2021.