Round-table discussion:  Violence against women and sexual and reproductive rights in the Americas: Progress and persistent challenges  | Tuesday, December 2nd | Washington DC
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INVITATION


The Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM), the Permanent Observer Mission of France to the OAS and the Pan American Health Organization have the honor to invite you to a Round-table discussion:  Violence against women and sexual and reproductive rights in the Americas: Progress and persistent challenges on Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at the Organization of American States headquarters, 1889 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. (Ruben Darío Room). 

Tuesday, December 2nd
 
2:30-2:50       Welcome remarks
  • Carmen Moreno, Executive Secretary, Inter-American Commission of Women
  • Ambassador Jean-Claude Nolla, Permanent Observer of France to the Organization of the American States
2:50-3:20     Sexual and reproductive rights in the Americas: A hemispheric overview
  • Rosa Celorio, Attorney and specialist in human rights, Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR/OAS) 
3:20-4:30      Round-table “Sexual and reproductive rights in cases of violence against women: Policy and program priorities” 
  • Moderator:  Marissa Billowitz, Associate Director of Programs, International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR)
  • Diana González Perrett, Expert to the Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) from Uruguay
  • Alessandra Guedes, Regional Advisor, Family Violence, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO)
  • Paula Ávila, Advocacy Advisor for Latin America & the Caribbean, Centre for Reproductive Rights 
  • Vlado Mirosevic Verdugo, Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile
  • Dinys Luciano, Director, Development Connnections 
  • Tazeen Hasan, Women Business and the Law, The World Bank Group                 
4:30-5:30     Plenary debate 

Following the round-table, a reception will be offered by the Permanent Observer Mission of France to the OAS

To register for the event
Declaration on Violence against Women, Girls and Adolescents and their Sexual and Reproductive Rights

 
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