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Programme du Forum du Festival 2018

June 22nd and 23rd, 2018,
from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm

National Council on Human Rights (CNDH)
Hotel Atlas Essaouira & Spa “La Caravelle Room” Free admission subject to availability.

FRIDAY JUNE 22nd
9:00 am - Opening session
Neila Tazi,Producer, The Gnaoua and World Music Festival in Essaouira
Driss El Yazami,President, National Council on Human Rights
9:15 to 9:45 - Inaugural lecture
Equality and parity: guaranteeing equality of rights and equity of conditions
By Rabéa Naciri, member of the international advisory board “Women’s Learning Partnership” – (WLP), Morocco

10h00 - Roundtable 1: Equality, discrimination, parity: notions and consequences
Moderator: Fathia Elaouni, journalist, Morocco
Speakers:

1. Geneviève Fraisse, philosopher and historian, ex-women’s rights delegate, France
2. Mohamed Sghir Janjar, anthropologist, Morocco
3. Laila Bourhil, equality advisor, Office of the Secretary General of the UN, USA (TBC)
4.Bochra Bel Haj Hmida, deputy, Tunisia

11:15 to 11:30 – Coffee break
11h30 - Roundtable 2: Undeniable progress, persistent discrimination
Moderator: Abdellah Tourabi, journalist, Morocco
Speakers:

1. Malika Benradi, professor, Morocco
2. Khadija Cherif, sociologist, Tunisian Association of Women Democrats (ATFD), Tunisia
3. Rouba Arja, senior chargée d’affaires, Women’s Centre of ESCWA, Lebanon
4. Fatoumata Diawara, Artist, Mali

SATURDAY JUNE 23rd
9h30 - Roundtable 3: A society in motion: initiatives in favour of women’s rights :
Moderator: Souad El Tayeb, director, Monte Carlo Doualiya, France Speakers:

1. Myriam El Khomri, ex-minister, France
2. Rkia Bellot, Soulaliyates women, Morocco
3. Amina Niandou, President, Association of African Communications Professionals (APAC), Niger
4. Randi Davis, Gender advisor to PNUD, USA (TBC)

11:00 to 11:30 – Coffee break
11:30 - Roundtable 4: Paths to reform
Moderator: Sanaa El Ajl, sociologist, Morocco
Speakers:

1. Ghita Lahlou, director, Ecole Centrale de Casablanca, Morocco
2. Mbarka Bouaida, Secretary of State in charge of Fisheries, Morocco
3. Leila Rhiwi, UN representative Women of Maghreb, Morocco
4. Maria Arena, European deputy, Belgium


13:00 - summary: Ali Benmakhlouf, philosopher, France
  Saturday June 23rd, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Musée Sidi Mohamed Benabdellah « Salle Boujamâa Lakhdar »


Moderator: Mr. Boujemaa Boumenkar, President, Commission for Human Development and Social, Sports, and Cultural Affairs, City of Essaouira


1. Mr. Hicham Jebbari, President of the Municipality of Essaouira (co-chair of the Coalition)
2. M. M’bareck Satigui, Vice-president of the Nouakchott Municipality (co-chair of the Coalition)
3. Mrs. Golda Elkhoury, UNESCO representative to the Maghreb
4. Mrs. Najat Zerrouk, United Local Cities and Governments of Africa (CGLUA)


Participants: Mr. Mohamed Fahmy El Azly (Egypt), Atef Abd El Hamid (Egypt), Izzedin Shamout (Jordan), Yusra Sidani Balaa (Lebanon), Najwa Bassil (Lebanon), General Hussein Lakkis, Mayor of Baalbeck Municipality (Lebanon), Mohamed El Baba (Lebanon), M'barek Satigui Matti Mint Hamady (Mauritania), Mustapha Ourbiaa (Morocco), Walid Chriaa (Morocco), Golda Elkhoury (Tunisia),

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