GFDD/Funglode to Host UN Panel Discussion on the Dominican Republic’s Efforts to Reduce Violence against Women and Promote Gender Empowerment

February 26, 2016

The Dominican Republic, together with 121 other countries endorsed the United Nations General Assembly’s Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on October 2, 2013. Looking to extend this effort further, GFDD and Funglode would like to present an update session on the Dominican Republic’s efforts to reduce violence against women and promote gender empowerment to this year’s participants of the 60th Session of the Commission
on the Status of Women.

The event will include interventions from policy experts in this field at the local, national and international level, from the Dominican Republic, the US and abroad.

About CSW60
The sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. The priority theme of the conference will be “Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development”. The review theme will be ”The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls (agreed conclusions from the fifty-seventh session).”

When: Friday March 18, 2016, from 9:00AM to 11:00AM
Where: Conference Room 8 in the General Assembly Building of the United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY, 10017

More details regarding speakers coming soon on our Upcoming Events webpage, available here:

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