September 22, 2016
08:15 – 09:45, Meeting Room 2
Side-event “Donbas: Surviving Hell” – Documentary evidences of extrajudicial executions, enforced disappearances, torture and gender-conditioned violence”.
Organizers: Center for Civil Liberties; Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights
Expert of ADC Memorial will talk about persecutions of LGBTI in the area of millitary conflict in the Eastern Ukraine.
September 27, 2016
18:00 – 19:45, Meeting Room 1
Side-event “Vulnerability and discrimination: the fate of migrant workers from Central Asia”
Organizers: FIDH, ADC Memorial, Bir Duino Kyrgyzstan, International Legal Initiative (Kazakhstan)
Expert of ADC Memorial will talk about influence of new international structures, as the EuroAsian Union, on labor migration in the region.
September 28, 2016
13:15 – 14:45, Plenary Hall
Side-event Reproductive Rights in Post-Soviet Countries: Motherhood cannot be Imposed or Restricted by the Government (combatting discrimination against professional women, restrictions of labor rights for the sake of “reproductive health,” and practices of forced abortion and sterilization of women from vulnerable groups)
Organizer: ADC Memorial
Participants in the discussion include: experts from Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan) on the topic of harmful traditional practices and restrictions on the reproductive rights of women from vulnerable groups; an attorney from Russia defending the rights of migrant mothers; an expert on the rights of women in Abkhazia regarding the abortion ban there; a female river transport worker in Russia who suffered from a ban on professions and who secured CEDAW’s recognition of the discriminatory nature of a list of “harmful” professions banned for women.
Participants will be offered refreshments
Russian/English translation will be provided