[16days_discussion] Event at 54th CSW: March 2-Violence Against Women and the Role of Safe Spaces for Women

Kaofeng Lee kl at nnedv.org
Fri Feb 26 10:48:55 EST 2010


Violence Against Women and the Role of Safe Spaces for Women
Presented by GNWS
 
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Temporary New UN Building, North Lawn
Conference Room C
 
The Global Network of Women's Shelters (GNWS) was founded in 2009 with the purpose of giving voice to women and children who are suffering from violence all over the world. The roles of safe spaces, shelters, refuges, or transition homes are crucial to the empowerment of women and the protection of their basic human rights.
 
Representing all regions of the world, activists from the following countries will be discussing the work currently underway to end violence against women.

*	Armenia
*	Austria
*	Australia
*	Denmark
*	Canada
*	Iceland
*	Israel
*	Italy
*	Mexico
*	Netherlands
*	Nepal
*	Sweden
*	Rwanda
*	United Kingdom
*	United States 
*	Vietnam

GNWS will be recognizing leaders who have made a difference in ending violence against women: 

*	Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek, Federal Minister for Women and Civil Service of Austria
*	Honorable Helena Guergis, Minister of State Status of Women of Canada
*	Lic. María del Rocío García Gaytán, Presidenta Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres of Mexico. 

Invited to attend are Vice President Joe Biden and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton of the United States.
 
 
 
 Kaofeng Lee
Safety Net Project & Conference Coordinator
National Network to End Domestic Violence
P: 202-543-5566 ~ F: 202-543-5626
www.nnedv.org <http://www.nnedv.org/> 
 
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