Programme Description

Outline of the programme (update October 2015)

Monday and Tuesday pre-conferences by the Asian network and WAVE (European network)

Aldith Hunkar and Jacobine Geel have been confirmed as chairs of the conference

Tuesday 3rd November 2015
 10.00 - 22.00 REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK OPEN
 16.00 - 17.00 Welcome drinks at the conference venue
 17.00 - 18.30 OFFICAL OPENING PROGRAMME                                                                               
 

KEY SPEAKERS

  • Hina Jilani (Pakistani women’s rights activist and laywer – member of the Elders)
  • Monique Wilson (One Billion Rising director) setting a world record of dancing against violence with all the participants 
  • Minister Jet Bussemaker (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands)
 18.30 - 20.30 Meet & Greet evening including walking dinner & entertainment

 

Wednesday 4th November
 8.00 - 18.00  REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK OPEN
 9.00 – 9.50

Plenary Session 1  ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE OF WOMEN SURVIVORS               

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

 

KEY SPEAKERS and PANELLIST

 10.00 - 12.00 

Parallel sessions of lectures, workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, panel sessions, including break. Topics are for example: Entrepreneurship for women from shelters, Safe at Home, Safe at Work: The Perfect Union, Empowering survivors of VAW to increase participation and economic independence, Domestic Violence and the role of Housing cooperations, Importance of community mobilisation and empowering women, Pro-active measure to reduce violence against women, Community based alternatives to shelters, Digital High to independence, Working with city councils to generate mass awareness campaigns

 12.00 - 13.30  LUNCH CORNERS
 13.30 - 14.30  Plenary Session 2 SUSTAINABLE FINANCING AND ADVOCACY
 

KEY SPEAKERS and PANELLIST

  • Michaelia Cash (Minister for Women, Minister for Employment, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service, Australia)
  • Bathabile Dlamini (Minister of Social Development, South Africa)
  • Aldijana Sisic (Chief, UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, UN Women)
  • Julia Djarova (EY, Women.Fast Forward/Europe)
  • Patricia Vargas (Executive director of Safe Place, Edmonton. Boardmember Global Network of Women’s Shelters)
  • Yuan Feng (advocate for Women’s rights and gender equality in China)
  • Fatima Outaleb, Morocco. Staff at UAF (L'Union de l'Action Féminine) sheltermanagement programme
  • Inge Verdaasdonk (National panel for women in women’s shelters in the Netherlands )
  • Vidar Vetterfalk (Psychologist & International Projectleader Men for Gender Equality)
 14.45 – 17.00 

Parallel sessions of lectures, workshops, roundtables, creative performances, poster sessions, panel sessions, lounge greetings, including break. Topics are for example: Innovative methods for working with the media to prevent violence against women, Safety, Advocacy & Intervention in Government funded Shelter, The importance of building partnerships – the case of the Orange House Approach, Flexible Funding to Help Survivors Avoid Homelessness, Domestic Violence Victim’s Support  and  Women’s Shelter in Japan, A Comparison of Women’s Shelters in Urban and Rural Areas, Client participation, Commitment of  men and boys in the process to eliminate VAW, family justice centres.

 

 

Thursday 5th November 2015
 8.00 - 18.00  REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK OPEN
 9.00 – 9.50  Plenary Session 3
TRANSBOUNDARY VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN: INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AND COOPERATION                                                                             
 

KEY SPEAKER and PANELLIST

  • Special Guest
  • Corinne Dettmeijer (National Rapporteur on Trafficking in Human Beings and Sexual Violence against Children)
  • Margarita Guille (documentary Ruta 94) – Mexico. Executive Coordinator Interamerican Network of Women's Shelters.
  • Yanar Mohammed - Organisation of Women's Freedom in Iraq 
 10.00 – 12.00 

Parallel sessions of lectures, workshops, roundtables, creative performances, poster sessions, panel sessions, lounge greetings, including break. Topics include for example: Engaging Shelter Programs in Cross-Cultural Exchange, Re/integration of the victims of trafficking: how we can do better, International cooperation between women shelters: challenges and good practices, Peace Educational after war, and how to help the victims to overcome traumatize, Combining Law enforcement and care in our combat against domestic violence, Worldwide combat of honour related violence and forced marriages.

 12.05 - 13.30 

LUNCH CORNERS

 13.30 – 14.30 

Plenary Session 4
CONTINENTS: WHAT IS GOING ON? STRENGTHENING GLOBAL AND REGIONAL NETWORKS

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  • Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

 KEY SPEAKERS

  • Therese Evers (former police officer)
  • Rashida Manjoo (Former UN special rapporteur on Violence against women)
  • Dubravka Simonovic (UN special rapporteur on Violence against women)
  • Marleen Temmerman (Director Reproductive Health and Research WHO)
  • Rosa Logar – Member of Grevio, (Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence) chosen by Council of Europe to monitor Istanbul Convention. Also: president of WAVE
  • Maja Groff – Senior Legal officer of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • Bandana Rana, Chair Global Network of Women’s Shelters, presentation GNWS Global Datacount to Crownprincess Mary of Denmark
 14.45 – 17.00 

Parallel sessions of lectures, workshops, roundtables, creative performances, poster sessions, panel sessions, lounge greetings, including break. Topics include for example: Regional network meetings, Combining Law enforcement and care in our combat against domestic violence, A strong joint advocacy by using human rights, Working with city councils to generate mass awareness campaigns, Meet GNWS.

 

Friday 6 November 2015
 8.00 - 18.00  REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK OPEN
 9.00 – 9.50  Plenary Session 5
INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO ELIMINATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND SUPPORTING SURVIVORS                                          
 

KEY SPEAKERS and PANELLIST

  • Antigone Davis (Head of Global Safety Facebook)
  • Cindy Southworth (National Network Ending Domestic Violence, US)
  • Brittany Smith (Google Public Policy strategy)
  • Chetan Sharma (executive director of Datamation and founder of the Datamation Foundation)
  • Emma Murphy (Survivor - who shared her story on Facebook - 9 million views)
  • Julie Oberin (WESNET Australia)
 10.00 – 12.00 

Parallel sessions of lectures, workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, panel sessions, study/working visits, lounge greetings, including break. Topics include for example: The interaction between religion and domestic violence, In the face of domestic violence: Compromised parenting and the impact of the supportive mothering program, Technology, Privacy, and Safety and Violence Against Women, Integrating Reproductive and Sexual Health Rights in Preventing Violence Against Women, Overcoming Tradition in Religion to Rescue Survivors, We Can Young and Sexting, Listening to the voices of children affected by witnessing domestic violence.

 12.15 – 12.45 

'FINAL SESSION, TIME TO ACT! 

    • Ashley Judd, Actor, author, activist and humanitarian
    • Deputy Minister Martin van Rijn (Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of the Netherlands)
    • Representative UN Women
 13.00 - 15.00 

SPARKLING FAREWELL LUNCH

 15.30 - 18.00 

Optional: Study visits to women’s shelter in the Netherlands and other organisations in the field of eliminating VAW