When:
October 15, 2015 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
2015-10-15T11:00:00-07:00
2015-10-15T14:00:00-07:00
Cost:
Free
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The NGO Alliance for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice cordially invites you to an informal consultation entitled:

HOW CAN NGOs AND ACADEMIA COLLABORATE WITH UNODC IN IMPLEMENTING THE FEMICIDE RESOLUTION?


Date: 15 October      Time: 14:00 – 17:00
Venue: UN HQ in New York, DC 1 – 0731


Chair:
Michael Platzer Chair, NGO Alliance for Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice

Participants:
Valerie Lebaux, UNODC
Sven Pfeiffer, UNODC
Shalva Weil, COST
Janice Joseph, Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences


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 encourages Member States to collect, disaggregate, analyse and report data on gender-related killing of women and girls, according to the international classification of crime for statistical purposes endorsed by the Statistical Commission and, where appropriate, to the extent possible, involve civil society, academia, victims’ representatives and relevant international organizations and provide appropriate training to relevant personnel on technical and ethical aspects of such data collection and analysis.

The resolution also encourages the UNODC to raise awareness regarding gender-related killing of women and girls and to continue conducting and coordinating relevant research on gender-related killing of women and girls.

This informal consultation will discuss ways how NGOs and academia can collaborate with UNODC and Member States in implementing the femicide resolution and stop the barbaric killing of women and girls.