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A parliamentary response to violence against women

Part of the IPU's campaign and programme of work to tackle violence against women, the third Conference for members of parliamentary bodies dealing with gender equality was entitled A Parliamentary Response to Violence against Women.

Held in December 2008, the three-day event brought together members of parliament to take stock of the situation, discuss the various types of violence against women and debate concrete parliamentary initiatives that can be taken to combat such violence. Specific attention was paid to legislative frameworks and effective enforcement. More than 20 presentations and case studies were presented by experts. This publication contains the highlights of the experts' presentations, overviews of the debates and the summary and recommendations of the Rapporteur of the Conference.

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