International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (November 25, 2014) [fr]

On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, we will host today at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development a seminar on France’s action to prevent sexual violence being used as a weapon of war and to prevent the trafficking of human beings.

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This event will bring together numerous stakeholders from the voluntary and medical sectors and civil society. It will be brought to a close by Ms. Nicole Ameline, Chair of the Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, and Ms. Myria Vassiliadou, European Anti-Trafficking Coordinator at the European Commission.

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In this respect, France welcomes yesterday’s adoption by consensus of a resolution by the UN General Assembly on this issue, which we tabled together with the Netherlands and which was co-sponsored by more than 110 states. We also set up an international working group on violence against girls in school in October 2014.

Online 26/11/2014

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