ELLE Round Table Discussion
Friday, September 2, 5pm. Charles Trenet Auditorium, Palais des Congrès. Free entrance.
Female Migrants in Distress
More and more women from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan are now part of the waves of migrants fleeing war and insecurity. Some are juveniles traveling alone and there are mothers with infants, all having to face so many perils in their efforts to reach Europe, to find a life without war and suffering.
What are the risks facing them on these journeys fraught with danger? Once they reach the West, do they have the protection and welfare they need? What future can they hope to have in a life of exile so far from home?
The discussion will be led by Katell Pouliquen, editor-in-chief of ELLE France and Caroline Laurent-Simon, a feature reporter with ELLE magazine. Panelists will be Mary Honeyball, Member of the European Parliament and member of the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, the photographer Marie Dorigny (whose report on female migrants in Europe is presented as an exhibition this year at Visa pour l’Image – Perpignan), Françoise Sivignon, President of Médecins du monde, Professor Jane Freedman, academic, researcher and specialist on migration, and Roula Nasrallah, a Syrian journalist and formerly with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Entrance free. Simultaneous translation guaranteed.
The Palais des Congrès is the festival headquarters and the meeting point for collecting badges, press kits and information. Free-lance photographers show their portfolios there. These facilities are provided by the Association Nationale des Iconographes (ANI).