To mark International Women’s Day (8 March), Iranian Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi and Italian astronaut and commander of the International Space Station Samantha Cristoforetti address MEPs on this debate. MEPs discuss the challenges that human rights defenders face in standing up for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Opening statements by Roberta METSOLA, EP President. This transcription is a result of an automatic process. please check against delivery.