Date: Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Gender-based violence prevention as a human right and a state obligation

H.E. Inga Marte Thorkildsen, Norway`s Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion participates on a panel discussion on Gender-based violence prevention as a human right and a state obligation.

The panel will describe current international commitments that oblige states to proactively develop laws, policies and programs aimed at preventing gender based violence. The panel will explore the ways in which primary prevention of violence is a public good and it will offer concrete examples of evidence based best practice in primary prevention that states can use as the basis for their primary prevention plans.

H.E. Inga Marte Thorkildsen, Minister of Children, Equality and Social Inclusion, Norway

H.E. Lulu Xingwana, Minister, Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, South Africa (TBC)

Jody Williams, Nobel Laureate, Nobel Women`s Initiative and International Campaign to stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict

Liel Gerntholtz, Director, Women`s Rights Division, Human Right Watch

Gary Barker, Director, Promundo US and Co-Chair MenEngage Alliance

Bafana Khumalo, Senior Programmes Dirwctor, Sonke Gender Justice and Co-Chair MenEngage Alliance

Moderator: Madeleine Rees, Secretary General Woman`s International League for Peace and Freedom

Co-hosted by Human Right Watch, The International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, Promundo, Sonke Gender Justice Network.
Sponsored by Governments of Norway and South Africa

Time: March 5th, 11.30-13PM

Questions: Nomonde Nyembe:

RSVP: Ingrid Magnus:


North Lawn Building
Conference Room D
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