The Center for Reproductive Rights and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants recently hosted a virtual roundtable on the barriers undocumented migrant women face when trying to access and afford maternal health care in the European Union (EU).
The roundtable was moderated by the Center’s Enid Muthoni, Senior Vice President, Global Legal Program, and also featured the Center’s Katrine Thomasen, Senior Legal Adviser for Europe. Thomasen presented findings from the Center’s newly updated report, Perilous Pregnancies: Barriers in Access to Affordable Maternal Health Care for Undocumented Migrant Women in the European Union.
Roundtable panelists included
- Jozef Bartovic, Technical Officer, Migration and Health Programme, WHO Regional Office for Europe
- Virginia Wangare Greiner, CEO, Maisha e.V.- African Women in Germany
- Claudia Lam, Deputy to the Director, Office of the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights
- Michele LeVoy,Director, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
- Katrine Thomasen, Senior Legal Adviser for Europe, Center for Reproductive Rights