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Virtual conference: No Means No – Women with disabilities resist violence

This free virtual conference “No Means No – Women with disabilities resist violence” takes place on 3 December, the Day of Persons with Disabilities.
💡 Living at the intersection of sexism and ableism, women with disabilities are more often confronted with violence and discrimination and their access to support and protection is often filled with barriers. Yet despite this, they are not powerless and often successfully resist such violence!
➡️ This conference seeks to set violence against women with disabilities and feminist self-defence on the European agenda, to inform European decision makers about policy gaps and good practices, as well as to provide a space to women with disabilities for self-advocacy.
🧏 Official languages of the conference are English and International Sign Language. The conference will also be translated simultaneously to French and Belgian-French Sign Language (in the afternoon only for the latter).
☝️ To improve accessibility, it will include simultaneous translation into International Sign language, simultaneous transcription, and Easy-to-Read presentations.
🎫 Register here: https://bit.ly/31qVx2S
💻 For participation, it is recommended to use a computer or a tablet with a camera, headphones and a microphone. A link to the event will be sent to participants the day before the conference.
📧 If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us at tilgarance@gmail.com.
📋 Draft Programme
10h30-11h00 Registration, welcome and accessibility introduction, Moderator
11h00-11h15 Introduction, Helena Dalli, European Commissioner
11h15-11h30 The NO MEANS NO project and feminist self-defense for women
with disabilities, Irene Zeilinger, Garance
11h30-11h45 Presentation of results in France, Diane Kachour, Faire Face
11h45-12h00 Q/A
12h00 -13h00 Lunch break
13h00-13h15 Presentation of results in Germany, (tbc), Bundesfachverband
Feministische Selbstbehauptung und Selbstverteidigung
13h15-13h30 Presentation of results in Poland, Ewa Rutkowska & Agata Teutsch,
13h30-13h45 Presentation of results in Belgium, Dorothée Van Avermaet, Garance
13h30-14h00 Q/A
14h00-14h10 Break
Violence against women with disabilities, Dr. Monika Schröttle,
University of Applied Sciences of Ravensburg-Weingarten &
Institute for Empirical Sociology at Nürnberg University
Feminist self-defence as primary prevention, Liz Kelly, London
Metropolitan University
Feminist self-defence for women with disabilities, Lydia La Riviere
Zijdel, Stichting Lydia Zijdel Foundation
15h10-15h30 Q/A
15h30-15h40 Break
Women with disabilities’ active role in combating violence
through feminist self-defense, Dr. Rosa Schneider, frauen.stärken.frauen (tbc)
16h00-16h20 Conclusions, Evelyn Regner, Chair of the Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committee of the European Parliament
This conference is part of the European project NO MEANS NO for the primary prevention of violence against women with disabilities. No Means No aims to empower women with disabilities to live a life free of violence, through feminist self-defence. The project brings together seven partner organisations from Belgium, France, Germany and Poland.
The NO MEANS NO project is funded by the European Union’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014-2020). This conference was made possible thanks to the generous support of: Brussels Capital Region, the Wallonia-Brussels Federation, the French Community Commission (COCOF) and the Walloon Region.
The content of this conference represents only the views of the speakers and is their sole responsibility. The European Commission assumes no responsibility for the use that may be made of the information contained therein.