Saturday 15th of October , 15.30 – 17.00
Moderator: Leena Haraké, General Manager, KSAN/WOCAD Sweden
15.30 Welcome, KSAN/WOCAD, Sweden and Naistenkartano r.y, Finland
NordAN Women´s session – 10 years! Background, overview and the latest news – launching of
a new drug preventive project focusing on girls and young women´s rights in the Nordic countries “Fullständiga rättigheter till flickor I Norden”
15.45 “Building a better future, one child at a time. Awareness and prevention training of sexual abuse“, Sigridur Björnsdottir, co-founder of NGO Blatt Afram, Iceland
16.30 Nordic/Baltic reflection and discussion
16.55 Closing remarks
NordAN´s womens section was formed in 2006 by Sweden’s KSAN (Women’s Organisations Committee on Alcohol and Drugs Issues) and Finland’s Naistenkartano R.y (Women Together Against Addictions) to encourage voluntary organisations to commit themselves more deeply towards issues pertaining to girls’ and women’s misuse and abuse of alcohol, addictive pharmaceuticals and drugs.
Goals of women´s section are:
influence attitudes and values regarding girl’s and women’s abuse and potential for treatment;
influence decision-makers in the Nordic Countries, the Baltic States and the rest of Europe such that resources are made available for research and preventive initiatives in this field;
stimulate interest in women’s abuse issues among groups that have not previously been involved in work of this nature;
increase exchanges and cooperation between various players in the Nordic countries and the Baltic States to stimulate increased gender-specific, gender-sensitive initiatives for girls and women in the combat against alcohol and drugs;
create a joint strategy for NordAN’s work in alcohol and drug issues from a women’s perspective.