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Work around the world on violence against women featured

Women’s human rights experts from The Advocates for Human Rights are participating and presenting at the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, being held this week in New York.

In conjunction with the session, The Advocates held “Monitoring Implementation of Domestic Violence Laws Around the World,” a workshop about violence against women and girls on Monday. Alongside The Advocates’ partners, the Bulgarian Gender Research Foundation’s Genoveva Tisheva and Vital Voices’s Cindy Dyer, the panel focused on how violence against the female gender is presenting significant barriers to achieving the UN’s Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

There were over 115 attendees at The Advocates' event. Over 3,500 people are expected to attend the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
There were over 115 attendees at The Advocates’ 8:30 a.m. event.

Before a packed room at the 8:30 a.m. workshop, people from every corner of the globe learned about The Advocates’ methodology on monitoring domestic violence, as well as:

• partnering with NGOs,
• conducting interviews of major stakeholders,
• analyzing the interviews to reach conclusions and make recommendations
• releasing reports to maximize impact.

The event was jam packed, filled with participants from all over the world.
The event was jam packed, filled with participants from all over the world.
"The event could not possible be long enough! These are real experts," said one event attendee.
“The event could not possible be long enough! These are real experts,” said one event attendee.

Considered by the UN as the “go-to” resource on information about violence against women and girls, The Advocates has monitored published reports on the implementation of domestic violence legislation and published reports in countries throughout the world, including in Mongolia, Croatia, Moldova, and Bulgaria. Applying international human rights standards, the reports have been instrumental in protecting victims and holding perpetrators accountable.

For advocacy and legal reform tools, and to learn more about violence against women, visit The Advocates’ StopVAW website at: www.StopVAW.org.

The Advocates' delegation is composed of staff, volunteers and board memebrs. Pictured here: Aviva Breen, board member and long-time volunteer with the Women's Program, and Robin Phillips, Executive Director
The Advocates’ delegation is comprised of staff, volunteers and board members. Pictured here: Aviva Breen (l), board member and long-time volunteer with the Women’s Program, and Robin Phillips (r), The Advocates’ Executive Director


By: Ashley Monk, The Advocates’ development & communications assistant

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