Event: Security & Tradition or Violence against Women

Dialogue on the Istanbul Convention and the Universal Rights of Female Migrants

Friday 24 November, 18:00, Copenhagen, Denmark

Across the world man-made and natural disasters, war and conflict are
intensifying. Europe has responded to this by increasingly militarising borders and externalising migration management to countries and regimes that women and girls are trying to flee.

For these women, the price of freedom and justice is now subject to multiple forms of male violence en route. Those who make it to Europe continue to face abuse and discrimination through their asylum process.

For the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign, European Network of Migrant Women and Women Refugee Route are organising a two-panel event to discuss the situation of migrant & refugee women in Europe. We will tackle the violence and discrimination they face, de facto and de jure, and the role the Istanbul Convention can play in protecting the universal human rights of ALL women.
The event will also mark the launch of the second-phase of Nadia Bakhshi Award.

Speakers include:

  • Ms Salome Mbugua, ENOMW President, Founder of Wezesha Dada &
  • Ms Noura Raad, Legal Expert, Forum Femmes Mediterranee
  • Mina Jaf, Founder of Women Refugee Route
  • Ms Zindzi Mandela, Ambassadorof South Africa to Denmark*
  • Representatives of the Danish Parliament and Danish Women’s Council*

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