We are all women human rights defenders: Strengthening reproductive justice in West Africa
Date: Monday 29 November 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
Language: French with live interpretation in English and Spanish
In solidarity with International Women Human Rights Defender Day (29 November), this panel will discuss the inter-linkages between laws, policies and behaviours governing sexual reproductive rights and health care in West Africa, and how they reflect and exacerbate gender-based violence in society. The panellists will share strategies that have worked to address gender inequalities, which includes strengthening awareness on and access to safe abortion services - time sensitive essential health care, that enables women/girls to exercise their right to bodily autonomy.
Dr Anne Kihara, FIGO President-Elect
Viviane Oke, Member of Youth Network for Safe abortion
Dr Rouguiatou Balde, ODAS, Guinea
Ms Angela Kpéidja, Benin
Amour Adegnika Aguiar, DKT International
Dr Raphaël Totognon, Benin
Prof Youssouf Traore, SOMAGO, Mali
Dr Eliane Abhe, SOGOCI, Cote D’Ivoire
Dr. Eko Filbert, SOGOC, Cameroon
More speakers will be announced shortly.