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ESCWA Workshop on International Standards to Address Violence Against Women, Qatar, Jordan

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The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) Centre for Women, in collaboration with the Center for Social Protection and Rehabilitation in the State of Qatar (AMAN), organised a workshop on “International Standards to Address Violence Against Women” on 15-16 April 2019 in Doha, Qatar.

The workshop brought together 23 participants (13 female and 10 male) from five governmental and non-governmental stakeholders and service providers dealing with survivors of violence against women. It helped increase their awareness of pertinent best practices emanating from international standards and norms, and therefore methods and mechanisms to address violence against women on the national level.This workshop comes as part of Qatar’s efforts to promote the advancement and protection of women from all forms of violence and the State’s commitment to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Sustainable Development Goals, with the aim of introducing international frameworks on combating violence against women and relevant national machineries.

Click here for full issue of “ESCWA Weekly” 15-19 April