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Panel Discussion: Violence against Women: Best Laws and Policies - Learning from the winners of the 2014 Future Policy Award
25 Nov 2014 -  UN Women in partnership with the IPU and the World Future Council will hold a panel, followed by an interactive discussion, focusing on implementation of laws and policies, effective practices, gaps and the way forward in relation to the review of the Beijing Platform for Action at its 20th anniversary.

Speakers will include:

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director and Under-Secretary-General, UN Women

Margaret Mensah-Williams, President, Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Marja Ruotanen, Director of Human Dignity and Equality, Directorate General of Democracy, Council of Europe

Michael Paymar, House of Representatives, Minnesota and Ms. Melissa Scaia, Executive Director, Domestic Abuse Intervention Programs (DAIP), Duluth

H.E. Mr. Andreas Riecken, Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations

Nafissatou J Diop, Senior Adviser, Coordinator UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C: Accelerating Change, UNFPA

Moderator: Ms. Alexandra Wandel, Director, World Future Council
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