Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Step It Up

A number of presentations on Violence - coordingated by UN Women Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (Ex. Dir.)

One of the reports from Australia, National Action Plan described by Senator Michella Cash. System talking to one another. Funding research. Continue to build evidence base. 

Young man from India talked about needing cultural change - need education, teaching young boys. Talked about a group that demonstrated in Delhi, demanding changes on the streets. Reached 5.5 million people through social media. Gender sensitizing important at all levels.

Report by Ms. Zainab Hawa Bangura, SASG on Sexual Vioence in Conflict, missing link are resources needed. Vioence continues after the conflict, resources needed, and laws enforced, and Police trained.Spoke passionately about what she is seeing now, with the very deliberate killing of girls and women in conflict situations. How much terrorism there is and impunity.

Spoke about moving forward, women forming music groups, do own organizations, survivor led organizaitions. Need commitment


, in terms of resources.

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