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Press Release - 17 March – Violence against Women: Italy co-sponsors side event organized by Cyprus at the CSW65.

Date:

03/17/2021


Press Release - 17 March – Violence against Women: Italy co-sponsors side event organized by Cyprus at the CSW65.

Press Release - 17 March – Violence against Women: Italy co-sponsors side event organized by Cyprus at the CSW65.

Date of publication: 17 March 2021

At the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides, hosted today, March 17th, a roundtable centered on the issue of violence against women as a barrier to their participation in public life.

Italy, the event’s co-sponsor, was represented by Elena Bonetti, Minister for Equal Opportunities and Family.

During the roundtable opened by Minister Christodoulides, Minister Bonetti discussed with UN official, Kalliopi Mingeirou, Irena Moozova from the European Commission, Clara Cabrera Brasero from Spain, Salma Nims from Jordan, and Maria Syringela from Greece, good practices and experiences to be shared to adopt an effective policy combatting violence against women.

Now more than ever do we need to act with stronger resolve to promote the empowerment of women and girls not only to develop their talents in the process of recovery and of building health, economic, social and cultural resilience, but also to prevent and combat all forms of violence against them. Women’s empowerment helps women victims of violence, because - by strengthening their economic independence - they can free themselves from fear. That is why the issue of empowerment will be a cross-cutting priority for Italy’s G20 Presidency this year,” the Minister commented, also mentioning in her statement the launch of the process for the adoption of a new National Strategic Plan on men’s violence against women, for which an approach of open dialogue will be followed among institutions, and between the latter, organizations and social partners.

 

Ministry for Equal Opportunities and Family – 17 March. Violence against Women: Italy co-sponsor of side event organized by Cyprus at the CSW65.

 


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