Today, June 10 2016, GWD hosted a working lunch in Geneva in the margins of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Special Rapporteurs, to bring the issue of Violence Against Women in Politics to the foreground of UN and global discussions. GWD Director Sandra Pepera; UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr. Dubravka Simonovic; and US Representative to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Ambassador Keith Harper led the lunch.
Violence should never be the cost of politics -- and our campaign to make sure it isn't was launched at our #NotTheCost Conference on March 17th in New York City. Register for a copy of our Call to Action, which provides practical tools for stopping violence against women in politics, and join the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #NotTheCost.
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