The resolution, E/CN.15/2015/L.8 “Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls”, expresses deep concern about the global prevalence of the many different contemporary manifestations of femicide, conflict related sexual violence, the targeted mass kidnapping, rape, and killing of women and girls. It urges member states to end immunity for those comming these heinous crimes.
The Chair of the United Nations Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice has said “Sexual violence is one of the most ignored crimes.”
The UN-Women Executive Director has called for 2015 to be the beginning of the end of gender-based violence. This consultation will discuss what can practically be done to stop the barbaric killing of women and girls.
The Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) invites you to a “What can practically be done to put an end to femicide?” discussion.
Date: 16 October 2015 Time: 13:15-15:00 Venue: UN HQ New York, Conference Room 8
H.E. Jan Kickert, Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations in New York
Key note speaker:
Dubravka Simonovic, United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
Aldo Lale-Demoz, Deputy Executive Director , UNODC
H.E. Virachai Plasai, Permanent Representative of Thailand to the United Nations in New York
H.E. Mrs Lourdes OrGz Yparraguirre, Permanent RepresentaGve of Philippines to the United NaGons
Thomas Mayr-HarGng, EU Head of Delegation to the United Nations
H.E. Mr Antonio de Aguiar Patriota ,Permanent Representative of Brazil to the United Nations
Marta Santos Pais, Special Rapporteur on Violence against Children
Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General, Office High Commissioner for Human Rights
Michael Platzer, Academic Council on the United Nations System, Vienna