[16days_discussion] RE: Involving parliamentarians to address vaw

Gemma Connell connell at un.org
Wed Jun 17 10:19:57 EDT 2009

Dear Samah,

As Kathy has very kindly noted, the Division for the Advancement of Women 
has undertaken a significant amount of work on good practices in 
legislation to address violence against women. Further information is 
available online at our website: www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw. 

I also thought you might be interested in the work of the 
Inter-Parliamentary Union on this topic: in December 2008, the IPU held a 
global conference entitled "A parliamentary response to violence against 
women." The documents from the meeting are available online at: 
http://www.ipu.org/splz-e/gender08.htm and the full report of the meeting 
will shortly become available.

With regard to national action plans on violence against women, you may 
find the Secretary-General's database on violence against women 
(www.un.org/esa/vawdatabase) a useful resource. The database contains 
information that has been provided to the UN by Member States on their 
current national plans/strategies/programmes to address violence against 
women. You could therefore refer to the database to see examples of what 
other countries have done in this regard.

Wishing you all the best in your work. 

Please don't hesitate to be in contact if I can provide any further useful 

With best regards,


Gemma Connell
Associate Programme Officer on
Violence Against Women
Women's Rights Section
Division for the Advancement of Women
Phone: +1-917-367-5242
Email: connell at un.org
DAW VAW website: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/
Secretary-General's database on violence against women: 

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Samah helmy <samhelmy at hotmail.com> 
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17/06/2009 04:46

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RE: [16days_discussion] Celebrating Diversity: Population Centered Sexual 
Violence Prevention

Hi all: 
We are a project working on combating violence against women in Egypt. I 
am soliciting ideas on how to engage parliamentarians on issues related to 
violence against women. In case you have a work experience on this area, 
please share it with me. Appreciate all the help and the cooperation. 
Samah Said
USAID Contractor
Team Leader
Combating Violence Against Women Project
National Council for Women
Mobile:      0123410709
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:07:38 -0400
From: 16days at cwgl.rutgers.edu
To: 16days_discussion at email.rutgers.edu
Subject: [16days_discussion] Celebrating Diversity: Population Centered 
Sexual Violence Prevention


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Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 13:47:42 -0400
Subject: Celebrating Diversity: Population Centered Sexual Violence 
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Celebrating Diversity:

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