Programme (english)


The aim of the conference for the universal abolition of surrogate motherhood is to bring together politicians from all over Europe as well as feminist and human rights organizations, and researchers from various fields, in order to throw light on and fight against the unjust practice of surrogacy, which infringes on fundamental human rights.

The participants

  • Will provide a comprehensive review of the practice of surrogacy in today’s world, and examine this global trafficking of women and newborn children,
  • Will appeal to European governments to act against surrogacy – an alienating practice based on sexist exploitation.


CADAC : Coordination of Associations for the right to abortion and contraceptives – Maya Surduts et Nora Tenenbaum

CLF : coordination of lesbians in France – Jocelyne Fildard et Catherine Morin Le Sechs

CoRP : group for the respect for the  human person – Sylviane Agacinski


National assembly

Tuesday 2nd february 2016

4.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Victor Hugo Room

101 rue de l’Université – PARIS – FRANCE

  • Jocelyne FILDARD (France) Co-chairperson of the CLF
  • Maya SURDUTS, (France) Representative of the CADAC
  • Sylviane AGACINSKI (France) Philosopher, author of Corps en miettes (Paris, 2013)
  • Nora TENENBAUM (France) Representative of the CADAC
  • Geneviève AZAM (France) Economist, member of the scientific board of ATTAC, author of Osons rester humain. Les impasses de la toute-puissance (Paris, 2015)
  • Regula STAEMPFLI (Belgium) Political analyst, expert for the European Commission
  • Sheela SARAVANAN (Germany and India) Senior researcher in geography at the Institut für Ethik und Geschichte der Medizin, specialist of gender issues (violence against women, surrogacy, female infanticide) in South Asia
  • Jean-Daniel RAINHORN (Switzerland) Medical doctor, editor of New Cannibal Markets: Globalization and Commodification of the Human Body (Paris, 2015)
  • Eva Maria BACHINGER (Austria) Journalist, author of Kind auf Bestellung (Vienna, 2015)
  • Kajsa EKIS EKMAN (Sweden) Journalist, activist, author of Being and Being Bought, Prostitution, Surrogacy and the Split Self (North Melbourne, 2014)
  • René FRYDMAN (France) Gynaecologist and obstetrician
  • Julie BINDEL (Great Britain) journalist and political activist, co-founder of Justice for Women, which opposes violence against women
4.30 pm 
  • Opening address by Laurence Dumont, Vice-President of the French Parliament
  • Presentation of the organizing associations: CADAC, CLF and CoRP
4.50 pm – 5.40 pm Round Table: The International Situation
Geneviève Azam
Sheela Saravanan
Jean-Daniel Rainhorn
Regula Stämpfli
5.40 pm – 6.30 pm Round Table: Scope for Future Action
Eva-Maria Bachinger
Kajsa Ekis Ekman
René Frydman

Julie Bindel

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm Political Interventions
With Marie-George Buffet and Yvette Roudy (former ministers), José Bové (Green MEP), and many other European political leaders.
7.30 pm Signature of the Charter for the Universal Abolition of Surrogacy by politicians and NGOs
Mandatory on-line registration before 15th January at /inscription /