[16days_discussion] 16 Days Count Down- Issue 2

Sadia Hameed shameed at rci.rutgers.edu
Mon Nov 5 10:43:27 EST 2007

16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence- November 25-December 10, 2007


Dear Friends,

Today we kick off discussion around the second thinking point within 
this year's 16 Days of Activism Theme

*Thinking point 2: Calling for greater accountability and political 
commitment from states to prevent and punish all forms of violence 
against women

*In order to help facilitate the next 5 days of discussion on this issue
I am sending for your consideration the following points:

- What are the legal gaps that exist in your country which allow 
violence against women to continue?

- Has your State ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms 
of Violence Against Women (CEDAW)? If yes have they taken concrete steps 
to ensure that the principles of CEDAW are implemented through domestic 

- Based on the work of your organization, group or network what do you 
feel are the main areas of improvement for the State and other actors in 
protecting women from acts of violence and holding perpetrators accountable?

- This 16 Days if you could call on your Government to take action what 
three issues would you prioritize for advocacy?

I look forward to a dynamic and interactive discussion from you all over
the next 5 days!

Please remember that you must reply to the listserve in order to post
your message to everyone- and not just to me.

Please include the following information in your responses

Your name or organization's name and the country you are based in.

Kind Regards,

Sadia Hameed
Program Coordinator

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