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The Impact of Violent Extremism on the Human Rights of Women and Girls

UN Human Rights Council Session 35 on June 14, 2017 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva
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Jun 14, 2017

Distinguished Speakers:
• UK Member of the European Parliament – The Honorable Julie Ward – Video
• UK Member of the British Parliament – The Honorable Shabana Mahmood
• UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women - Dr. Dubravka Simonovic – Invited
• Ms. Sadia Mir – WUNRN Europe Gender Policy Specialist & Academic Women in International Security – Women in Jihadist Organizations: Victims or Terrorists
• Dr. Lori Ann Post – Northwestern University - Global Women’s Researcher & Policy Analyst

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UN Human Rights Council Panel on: Domestic Violence-Legal Systems-Law Enforcement-International Response

This Panel builds on the recently published Routledge Book: Domestic Violence in International Context, which features global experts on domestic violence in 31 countries.
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Jun 5, 2017

The text focuses on the world epidemic of domestic violence and interpersonal violence, the challenges of laws to address and law enforcement to enforce. Addressed are prevention, good practices, reliable statistics, realistic solutions, and victim-centered sensitivity.
Distinguished Speakers:
*Dr. Diana Peterson – Author: Domestic Violence in International Context - IPES-International Police Executive Symposium
*Dr. Dubravka Simonovic – UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women - Invited

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Public Defender’s Office to Monitor Cases of Femicide in Georgia

On April 13, 2017, the Public Defender of Georgia held a press conference together with Erica Kvapilova, Representative of UN Women in Georgia, and spoke about the violence against women, the worrying scale of gender-related killing of women and the neces
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Apr 13, 2017

According to the Public Defender, 21 cases of femicide were reported in 2016. A few days ago, a man stabbed his wife, who died of 8 wounds in her breast, and this was not the first case of femicide in 2017.

It should be noted that despite the seriousness of the problem, the state has not developed an approach for the prevention of similar cases, evaluation of risks and prevention of recurrence of violence. The situation is further complicated by the lack of statistical data on the cases of femicide, relevant analysis and preventive steps based on the analysis.

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