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Gudrun Mosler-Törnström: "We must no longer accept any form of violence against women”

Presidency Strasbourg, France 25 November 2017
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Gudrun Mosler-Törnström:

“2017 has been a year of heightened media attention on sexual abuse of women in many countries. Calls for action such as the #MeToo social media campaign have shown that women are ready to speak out more and more.  We, as policy makers, must advocate for genuine cultural change to combat violent behaviour against women and recognise their place in our societies" said Gudrun Mosler-Törnström, Congress President and Vice-President of the Salzburg Parliament, on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2017.  “Local authorities, because of their responsibilities, particularly in the field of social policies, must initiate and accompany such change" she added.

Ms Mosler-Törnström also called on local and regional authorities to put pressure on those governments which have not yet done so, to sign and ratify the “Istanbul Convention”, the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, ratified so far by 27 countries out of 47.

 

 

Congress texts on women’s rights and equality between men and women:


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