10th December 2000
HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
CONFERENCE ON GENDER VIOLENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS
the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against
Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1979, important
progress has been made in establishing gender-based violence as a human
rights concern – but – as the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, has said,
“violence is a universal problem that must be universally condemned, yet
the problem continues to grow.”
CONFERENCE ON GENDER VIOLENCE AND HUMAN RIGHTS will take place on SUNDAY
10 DECEMBER at the SHERATON METECHI PALACE HOTEL from 12.00 – 17.00 pm.
The Conference, supported by WomenAid International, a humanitarian aid
and development agency that actively campaigns against violations of human
rights, is dedicated to International Human Rights Day and marks the conclusion
of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in Georgia.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence symbolically links violence
against women and human rights, emphasising that all forms of violence,
whether perpetrated in public or private, are a violation of human rights.
A Georgian 16 Days of Activism Committee has been established by WomenAid
including more than 35 representatives of civil society organisations and
government sectors, all organising a variety of activities during the 16
days - 25 November to 10 December. A Joint Declaration Against Gender Violence
is being prepared for presentation at the Conference on the 10th of December.
more information on 16 Days Activities the Conference on Gender Violence
and Human Rights, please telephone WomenAid International in Georgia on:
(32) 23 24 91
International in Georgia
22 Khorava Street, Tbilisi, Georgia.