We are all women human rights defenders: Strengthening reproductive justice in West Africa

Date: Monday 29 November 2021, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SJ9x8xu_RUeSm4q9gMSI1g

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.


Panel 1

Dr Anne Kihara, FIGO President-Elect

Viviane Oke, Member of Youth Network for Safe abortion

Dr Rouguiatou Balde, ODAS, Guinea

Ms Angela Kpéidja, Benin

Panel 2

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.