November 25, 2015 @ 4:30 am – 5:30 am America/Los Angeles Timezone
Palais Wenkheim
Praterstraße 23
1020 Wien

ACUNS Vienna Liaison and Webster University cordially invite you to a

Symposium on the Occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Norway and France to the UN

In recent years an unprecedented number of women have been enslaved, brutalized and oppressed by extremist groups such as Daesh or Boko Haram. We believe that it is our duty as a civil society organization highly active in the field of raising awareness and conducting research on femicide to address the topic of sexual violence perpetrated by extremist groups. Hence, we intend to gather Member States Representatives, NGO representatives, journalists and relevant experts from the academia to initiate an incisive panel discussion on this topic. We hope to identify a series of practical measures which could prevent and alleviate this problem.

Introductory remarks: Prof. Bernd Marin, rector Webster University

Session 1, Situation from various countries and regions, 13:30-15:15

Chair: Dr. Michael Platzer, ACUNS Vienna Liaison Representative
HE Ms. Bente Angell-Hansen, Ambassador of Norway to International Organizations in Vienna
HE Ms. Ol’ga Algayerová, Ambassador of Slovak Republic to International Organizations in Vienna
Ms. Amal Naggamy, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Dr. Muhammad Nasir Khan, University of Vienna

Session 2, Practical measures which can be taken in order to tackle this problem, 15:30-17:00

Chair: Dr. Bradley Wiggins, Head, Media Department, Webster University Vienna
HE Ms. Marion Paradas, Ambassador of France to International Organizations in Vienna
Ms. Corina Milborn, Political scientist and journalist
Ms. Barbara Spinelli, Lawyer and researcher on femicide
Ms. Marie Therese Kiriaky, Founder and Chairperson of the Association of Arab Women in Vienna
Ms. Shantu Watt, United Nations Women’s Guild

Registration is mandatory. Please bring a valid ID with you to the event venue.

Register by November 23, 2015.

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