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Christians Brygge 3 1219 København K Denmark www.kvinfo.dk KVINFO is the Danish Centre for Information on Gender, Equality and Ethnicity. Since 2006 and with funds from the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, KVINFO has established partnerships with more than 70 partners in the Middle East, North Africa and Denmark with the aim of strengthening gender equality and women’s rights.

PROGRAMME

WOMEN IN A CHANGING MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA – FACING CHALLENGES AND SEIZING OPPORTUNITIES
APRIL 16TH 2012 THE ROYAL LIBRARY, QUEENS HALL COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

09.15-09.45 09.45-10.00 10.00-10.15 10.15-10.35

REGISTRATION AND COFFEE Welcome speech by Director of KVINFO, Ms. Elisabeth Møller Jensen Opening speech by Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Villy Søvndal Special address by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Ms. Tawakkul Karman

AFTERNOON SESSION
13.45-15.00 “Seizing Change – Who are the promoters of change and how will they drive the agenda for equality and inclusion in the MENA region” Examples of and experiences from successful promotion of equality and women’s rights across the region. Panel of Experts: • Ms. Fatima Sidiqi, Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies and President of the National Union of Women’s Organizations, Morocco • Ms. Jamila Garmouma, Member of the presidium of the Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique des Droits des Femmes (FLDDF), Morocco • Ms. Nadia Shamroukh, General Manager of the Jordanian Women’s Union, Jordan Ms. Tanya Habjouqa, Photographer, Jordan • Mr. Yahia Zaid, Project coordinator, Nazra for Feminist Studies, Egypt 15.00-15.20 15.20-15.50 15.50-15.55 COFFEE BREAK Questions and Comments from the Audience Clip from the film ‘The Significance of Freedom’ by Film Director Mr. Truls Lie, Norway Closing Address by Head of KVINFO’s Middle East and North Africa Department, Ms. Lisbeth Pilegaard

MORNING SESSION…...

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