Conference: Fighting Violence Against Women

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

28 November 2014

Paris, Maison des Cultures du Monde

On Nov 25 2012, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated that "Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. [...] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal." November 25th has been designated the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

In homage to those millions of known and unknown women who have been victims of gender-based violence, on November 28th 2014, AGS is proud to host an international conference on Gender Violence Against Women. This conference is a continuation of the battle to eradicate gender based violence in which AGS is wholly committed.

In order to address the structural causes of gender-based violence, the conference will focus on three critical target areas of crimes against women:

  • The sources of law, international and national

  • Armed conflict and gender

  • The various forms of violence against women operating as custom, religion, and/or tradition.

The dialogue, reflection and debate will be centered on these three target areas.

The conference will bring together policy-makers, writers, practioners and human rights activists who have responded to crimes of female victimization. It will provide a forum for discussion and knowledge-sharing with the most effective, most relevant, and current information available to battle the senseless impunity of gender-based violence. Most importantly the conference will raise public awareness of gender-based violence against women.

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