Date for your diary: Realising Women’s Right to Health in Ireland

Description: Women's Human Rights Project
Women’s Human Rights Alliance Conference
Realising Women’s Right to Health in Ireland
Date: Monday 17 December 2012
Time: 1.00pm to 4.30pm
Venue: European Union House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.
The Women’s Human Rights Alliance (WHRA) is planning a half day conference on Realising Women’s Right to Health in Ireland  to highlight UN and global standards on the right to health that are particularly applicable to realising women’s right to health in Ireland.
Mr. Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health will give a key note address at the conference. His speech will cover the global standards and commitments in relation to women’s right to health including reproductive health. He will emphasise government accountability and the importance of a progressive rights-based approach to health. His input will make specific recommendations with regard to the Irish healthcare situation.
Other speakers on the panel include Minister of State for Health Mr. Alex White (tbc); Sara Burke, journalist, broadcaster and policy analyst; and Dr. Jane Pillinger, independent consultant specialising in health and women’s health. Four women will also speak about their personal experiences of accessing healthcare in Ireland. The conference will be chaired by Prof. Kathleen Lynch, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Aine Travers at NWCI Tel: 01-889 8470.
The Women’s Human Rights Alliance (WHRA) is a coalition of independent non-governmental organisations that advocate for women’s human rights. The National Women’s Council of Ireland convene the WHRA and current members include Akidwa, Amnesty International, Cairde, Pavee Point Travellers Centre, Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Immigrant Council of Ireland, Irish Council for Civil Liberties, National Travellers Women’s Forum, National Collective of Community Based Women’s Networks (NCCWN), OPEN, Ruhama, Irish Family Planning Association, UN Women Ireland and Women’s Aid.
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