Join us and Every Woman Treaty on April 21 at 9:30 a.m. ET US (UTC-4) to learn about gaps in the international framework on violence against women and discuss how to close them.
- Kirthi Jayakumar (India) Activist, Lawyer, Feminist, The Gender Security Project
- Francisco Rivera (Puerto Rico), human rights attorney, law professor, founding director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Santa Clara University
- Leila Nazgül Seiitbek (Kyrgyzstan), Founder and Chairwoman, Freedom for Eurasia
- Karin Ryan, The Carter Center, moderator
The Carter Center amplifies the voices of human rights defenders and is pleased to host a series of discussions organized with Every Woman Treaty, https://everywoman.org. This is the first event in our collaborative series. The live discussions will address different issues around violence against women and girls and call for a new global treaty to end this violence.
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Hello and welcome, please send any questions for the panel here.
Specificity is key for widespread and pervasive human rights violation. Need legally binding frameowrks that address accountability and challenge impunity.
The role of monitoring bodies is important to educate, to ensure accountability through scrutiny of State reports and NGO reports etc - and provides an opportunity to submit findings and recommendations to the State.
Well said Francisco. Holistic approach on a specific human rights violation is imperative.
You can read the treaty at https://everywoman.org
To see the Safer Sooner report, click Safer Sooner report: https://everywoman.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Safer-Sooner-Report-Website.pdf
States can be held accountable through treaty for private acts, based on the failure to protect and prevent harm.
Thanks to the moderator and all the speakers. Your committment to the cause is commendable and your dedication will hopefully see a specific treaty being adopted in the near future.
Thank you all for attending.