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UN WOMEN ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

An invitation: Join the discussion at CSW 57

Between 23 July – 3 August 2012, a dynamic online discussion will bring together Civil Society Organisations and experts who work on violence against women around the world. By checking in online during the two weeks, they will answer questions and share thoughts on best practices, gaps and challenges in this field.

Findings from these inputs will be used by UN Women to inform two UN Secretary-General’s reports for the 57th Commission on the Status of Women and guide the discussion of CSW members. They will also be published online in a report on the key themes of the discussion.

UN Women encourages and welcomes all those who work in this field to take part in the consultation, contribute your views and experiences, and help to enrich the discussion that will feed into CSW 57.
About the Online Discussion

In March 2013, CSW will meet for its fifty-seventh session.

To involve key stakeholders in its preparation – particularly civil society and women’s groups, policy makers and other experts – UN Women will use a two-week online discussion (23 July – 3 August) on the critical gaps and challenges facing women and girls in the priority area: the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

Within this, the two key areas of focus are primary prevention (stopping violence before it starts) and multisectoral services and responses to victims/survivors.

Through these discussions, CSOs and other experts from the field of gender-based violence can answer questions, and share experiences and best practices.

http://www.unwomen.org/2012/07/an-invitation-from-un-womens-executive-di...

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