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[16days_discussion] Fwd: [UPR] Violence against women: UN expert launches fact-finding visit to the United States

Center for Women's Global Leadership cwgl at rci.rutgers.edu
Thu Feb 3 10:36:00 EST 2011


> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: 	[UPR] Violence against women: UN expert launches fact-finding
> visit to the United States
> Date: 	Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:29:28 -0700
> From: 	<lbaum at ushrnetwork.org>
> To: 	UPR Listserv <upr at listserve.com>
>
>
>
> *MEDIA ADVISORY*
>
> 21 January 2011
>
>
> *Violence against women: UN expert launches fact-finding visit to the
> United States *
>
> GENEVA – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against
> women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, will conduct an
> official fact-finding mission to the United States of America from the
> 24th of January to the 7th of February, 2011.
>
> “During my visit, I intend to meet with national stakeholders involved
> in fighting all aspects related to violence against women, with a view
> to appreciate the phenomenon in the United States,” said the human
> rights expert, who visits the country at the invitation of the Government.
>
> The Special Rapporteur will travel to Washington D.C., North Carolina,
> Florida, California, Minnesota and New York City, where she will discuss
> the issue with government authorities at both the federal and the state
> levels, and with representatives of civil society.
>
> The Special Rapporteur will also visit shelters and detention centers
> and she will meet with individual victims of gender-based violence.
>
> A *press conference* on the initial findings of the visit will be held
> at the United Nations Information Center in Washington (1775 K ST NW,
> Suite 400, Washington DC) on Monday February 7 at 13:00 h.
>
> Based on the information obtained during the visit, Ms. Manjoo will
> present a report with her final findings and recommendations to a
> forthcoming session of the Human Rights Council.
>
> ENDS
>
> /Ms. Rashida Manjoo (South Africa) was appointed Special Rapporteur on
> Violence against women, its causes and consequences in June 2009 by the
> UN Human Rights Council, for an initial period of three year. As Special
> Rapporteur, she is independent from any government or organization and
> serves in her individual capacity. .Ms. Manjoo is also a Professor at
> the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town./
> / /
> /For additional information on the mandate of the Special Rapporteur,
> please visit:
> _http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/women/rapporteur/index.htm_/
>
> /OHCHR Country Page – United States:
> _http://www.ohchr.org/EN/countries/ENACARegion/Pages/USIndex.aspx_ /
>
> /For *press inquiries* please contact Marie Okabe, at UNIC Washington
> (Tel: +1 202-454-2102 / email: _mokabe at unicwash.org
> <mailto:mokabe at unicwash.org>_//) /
> /
> /
> /Questions on civil society engagement can be addressed to Deena
> Hurtwitz: Tel:  434-924-4776     email: drh9z at virginia.edu
> <mailto:drh9z at virginia.edu>
> /

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