28 September 2020

Public Services at the forefront for women’s right to safe abortion - International Safe abortion day 2020

15.30 – 15.40

Opening by Alessandra Moretti, MEP

15.40 – 15.50

The role and action of the EU to guarantee women’s right to safe abortion

  • Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality

15.50 – 16.45

Public services unions at the forefront for women’s right to safe abortion: report from unionists across the EU on the situation in the ground and the impact of COVID19 on abortion services provision, taking into account prevention and physical and psychological consequences in a gender health perspective

Session introduced and moderated by Gloria Mills, National Secretary, UNISON, UK and EPSU Women’s Committee Chair

  • Maryvonne Nicolle, Federal Secretary, CFDT Health and Social Services, Chair of EPSU Health Committee (France)
  • Serena Sorrentino, Secretary General, FP CGIL Italy
  • Adam Rogalewski, Director of international affairs, OPZZ, Poland
  • Carmen López López, Women’s Secretary, FSC-CCOO, Spain


16.45 – 17.00

Closing remarks by Pina Picierno, MEP FEMM Committee and Francoise Geng, EPSU Vice-President


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28 September 2020

1000 Brussels
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