LAB 11 - How can women use the law to fight gender-based violence?
20 November 2018 - 14.30-16.30 - room 5 - Interpretation: FR/EN
One in three women experience violence simply because they are women. Laws and policies can provide the foundation for a coordinated and comprehensive approach to violence against women. The UN notes that while a historic number of laws and policies against violence are now in place, implementation is still lagging behind. Which legal mechanisms successfully promote women’s human rights and equal representation of women? What are existing legal gaps that need to be closed? Women around the world are mobilised to stand up for women’s rights. What are their experiences and recommendations, and how can citizens contribute to implementing existing law frameworks?
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