La Strada 8 March campaign (LSI news)
On Saturday 8 March, International Women's Day, La Strada will launch a
common international campaign on "Violation of women's rights: a cause
and consequence of trafficking in women" in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
This event will be part of a celebration of International Women's Day,
coorganised with Mama Cash
and Women Inc
Download flyer (PDF)
La Strada International launches Rights and
Women's Day in Amsterdam
cooperation with Mama Cash and Women Inc
Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
The violation of women's rights taking place every day,
all over the world, is closely related to trafficking in human beings. La
Strada International (LSI) is a European
network of human rights organisations active in the prevention of trafficking
in human beings with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe.
On the 100th
Anniversary of International Women's Day
, LSI wants to
highlight the relation between trafficking and the violation of women's rights with
a launch of an international campaign and a presentation of its report "Violation of women's rights: a cause and a
consequence of trafficking in women"
On 8 March 2008, the presentation
of the report will be followed by a panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Cees Flinterman, member of the United Nations Committee on Women's Rights
), Hanka Mongard of TAMPEP International Foundation
of Mama Cash, and representatives of La Strada Bulgaria
and La Strada Ukraine
. Panel members will discuss the
link between women's rights and trafficking in women and answer questions from the public. This session will take
place from 14.45-16.00 in the plenary room.
After the discussion, the La Strada International
campaign on women's rights will be launched, to be implemented in all La Strada countries during the
At this event, representatives
of all La Strada
countries, namely, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Macedonia,
Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland
will be present, providing a unique moment of sharing information on the fight
against trafficking in human beings and the promotion of women's rights in
There is time to meet and greet each other from
13.00-14.30 in the meeting room, thus before the launch of the campaign, and
after the award ceremony organised by Mama Cash from 17.30-18.30 in the lounge.
This event is part of a large
Women's Day celebration co-organised by Mama Cash, Women Inc and La Strada International.
The main theme this year is: Fighting Poverty among Women
The event will take place from 12.30 to 18.30
in Pakhuis de Zwijger
, Amsterdam. The programme contains presentations,
discussions but also live music performances. See the above flyer (in Dutch) for more details.
We hope to see you on 8 March!
12.30-13.00 Start of programme
13.00-14.30 Women Inc: Mind the Gap (Dutch spoken): Programme on fighting poverty amongst women
Meet and greet organisations working against trafficking in human
beings, including La Strada representatives in the meeting room
14.30-14.45 Music Intermezzo
14.45-16.00 La Strada International: Rights and Roses (English spoken)
Presentation of report
Launch of campaign
16.15-16.30 Music Intermezzo
16.15-17.30 Mama Cash: award ceremony for the She changes the World Award (Dutch spoken)
17.30-18.30 Drinks: meet and greet
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet
Heinkade 179, Amsterdam
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For more information, please contact Bregje Blokhuis: 020-6881414 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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