Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence
EVAW Trust Fund Equality Project Dissemination workshop held in Beijing
Date: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Beijing, China — On 28 Nov 2017, the "20 Months of Implementation of DV Law: From NGO Perspective" workshop was held in Beijing. This workshop was jointly organized by UN Women and Equality NGO (Weiping). Around 100 participants from UN agencies, governmental agencies, research institutes, as well as civil society organizations attended this workshop. In the meantime, the workshop echoes the "16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence", which is between November 25th to December 10th, calling for people all over the world to come together to prevent and eliminate any form of violence based on gender.
UN Resident Coordinator Mr. Nicholas Rosellini emphasized in his opening remarks that "The theme for the 16 Days campaign this year, "Leave No One Behind: End Violence against Women and Girls," is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It addresses the fact that although every woman and girl is vulnerable to GBV, those within marginalized groups are even more vulnerable. Identifying, addressing and responding to the marginalized women and girls when they experience GBV is critical to eliminating GBV."
UN Women China Country Programme Manager Julie Broussard also stressed in her opening speech that "The objective of today's event is to discuss how to protect and empower disabled women, women living with HIV, and lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities who are particularly vulnerable to domestic violence. We need and to explore strategies to prevent DV for these targeted groups because vulnerable women cannot be left behind. "
Ms. Gwennan DELANNEE from French Embassy and Ms. Feng Yuan as UNTF project partner representative also gave opening speeches.
Equality NGO representative introduced the implementation of the National Domestic Violence law within 20 months since it came into effect. Ever since the law came into effect, the awareness of publics had been raised, the capacity of relevant service providers had been improved, more are more survivors had courage to stand out, and more and more bystanders were willing to help. Meanwhile, the report pointed out that women and girls affected by domestic violence including those who living with HIV, disabled and LBT group should be guaranteed for their human rights.
Representatives from different communities and organizations also shared their experience and observation of the DV law implementation with their own perspectives, including service provider, people living with HIV, and LBT group perspectives.
In subsequent discussions, experts and delegates agreed that domestic violence worsened the disadvantaged position of women living with HIV, women with disabilities and LBT. This severely reduced the quality of life for themselves and for their families. Disadvantaged women can enjoy equal rights only after the elimination of gender inequality, domestic violence, social stigma and discrimination, a three-fold disadvantage for these women. Domestic violence confronted by disadvantaged population needs to be addressed from legal and policy angles, and through working together with local communities and domestic violence victims. Raising the awareness of policy-makers and the public is particularly important.
All participants expressed the hope that through this workshop, more people would pay attention to domestic violence experienced by women living with HIV, LBT and women with disabilities, and combat domestic violence, allowing every woman to live in a violence-free world.
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