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Screening of the film Let's talk about it followed by a discussion between Nelly Staderini & Valérie Gorin, in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Humanitarian Studies and the think tank Foraus
Humanitarian action is built around the fundamental right of access to health care for all people, particularly in the field of reproductive and sexual health. However, humanitarian organisations working in this sector often face numerous challenges in guaranteeing free and safe access to care, particularly for populations affected by gender and sexuality. On the one hand, there are the constraints brought about by emergency contexts (armed conflicts, disasters or migration) which involve violence and disruption of health care systems and, on the other hand, the legal, normative or moral obstacles posed by sensitive political and/or cultural environments. A dialogue between two expert speakers will question these challenges in relation to academic issues and humanitarian responses in the field of reproductive and sexual health, mainly on the issues of abortion, contraception, sexual violence and the inclusion of sexual minorities.
- 6:30 pm | Welcome remarks
- 6:40 pm | Screening of a film by the International Federation of the Red Cross in partnership with the Malawi Red Cross and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR on the prevention of sexual violence in Malawi, Let's talk about it, 2009, 8'49.
- 6:50 pm | Discussion followed by a debate with the audience: Nelly Staderini, Medical Officer of the Women and Children's Health Unit and referent for sexual and reproductive health and sexual violence, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Valérie Gorin, Historian and sociologist, Head of Programmes at the Centre for Humanitarian Studies (UNIGE/IHEID)