Room XXVII, Palais des Nations, 15:00-16:30
Organized by the IPU, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), UN Women, the French Presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe and the Permanent Missions of Canada and Costa Rica
The event will bring together members of parliament, experts, ambassadors, and representatives of international organizations, in order to raise awareness on violence against women in politics and to take stock of ongoing legal and policy initiatives calling on governments, parliaments, political parties and political leaders to address the issue.
The event will also focus on the new internal parliamentary strategies to promote a respectful, safe and secure working environment in parliaments for both women and men. It will aim to strengthen partnerships at global, regional and national levels, as well as to share good practices and increase the impact of the work carried out and efforts made in ending violence against women in politics.