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Available online: Arabic Translation

of the MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFTICA REGIONAL REPORT ON DUE DILIGENCE AND STATE ACCOUNTABILITY TO ELIMINATE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN



THE DUE DILIGIENCE PRINCIPLE AND

THE ROLE OF THE STATE:

DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

IN FAMILY AND CULTURAL LIFE


Submission to the United Nations Working Group on

Discrimination Against Women in Law and Practice


The Due Diligence Project's

UPCOMING EVENTS


Essentials of Good Practices:

Enhancing States Due Diligence Compliance and Accountability to Eliminate Discrimination and Violence against Women


Date: 15 - 16th July 2016

Hosted by: Global Women's Institute of George Washington University


The Due Diligence Project shall be convening an expert group meeting to examine the constituents of effective State action to end discrimination and violence against women, with the aim of filling this gap. The meeting will critically explore, analyse, and formulate the methodology and criteria in identifying and defining the elements of what constitutes a “good practice” in the context of eliminating violence and discrimination against women.


Participants will include representatives from civil society organisations, academics and international experts.

Specifically the Expert Group Meeting will:


·     Provide a platform for experts and representatives from key UN bodies and CSOs to come together to brainstorm and strategize on the issues described above;


·     Critically examine State implementation of laws and policies on discrimination and violence against women, its successes, shortcomings and failures;


·     Explore the partnership between CSOs and the State and whether and how such partnerships influence the success or failure of implementation of laws and policies on discrimination and violence against women;


·     Identify the factors and risks that influences discrimination and violence against women in society and in the family, hence condoning discrimination and violence against women


·     Discuss the applicability of the due diligence principle and the Due Diligence Framework for State Accountability in the context of determining “good practices';


·     Develop a framework on good practices in eliminating discrimination and violence against women.


13th AWID International Forum

Feminist Futures:

Building Collective Power for Rights and Justice


Date: 8 - 11th September 2016 (TBC)

Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brasil


The Due Diligence Project in collaboration with the Association for Progressive Communications Women's Rights Programme are working to hold States and companies accountable, insisting that just because violence happens in the virtual realm does not mean women have no recourse in the physical one. Violence against women online increasingly impacts our lives, yet existing laws are not sufficiently equipped to deal with this new and emerging threat. States argue lack of jurisdiction; companies deny responsibility. We say they're accountable! Come learn how by applying a Framework for accountability for States and internet intermediaries alike!


Presenters:

Zarizana Abdul Aziz, DDP, Malaysia

Jan Moolman, APC, South Africa

Jelen Paclarin, WLB, Philippines

Aida Mahmutović, OWPSEE, Bosnia and Herzegovina




13th AWID International Forum

Legislative victories but then what?  Influencing for the implementation of VAWG/GBV legislation


Date: 8 - 11th September 2016 (TBC)

Costa do Sauipe, Bahia, Brasil


Due Diligence Project in collaboration with Oxfam will share findings of multi-country research on “implementation gaps”, shortfalls in governments' implementation of their legislative obligations on violence against women and girls, with an emphasis on key lessons and tools that civil society can use to more effectively influence governments to live up to their commitments.  



Panellists:

Pooja Pooja Parvati (India)

García Domínguez (República Dominicana)

Alina Ramírez (Honduras)

Janine Moussa (USA)



Available Soon!

Indonesian translation

of the report on

DUE DILIGENCE FRAMEWORK:

STATE ACCOUNTABILITY FRAME WORK FOR ELIMINATING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

National Application

and Instrumentalisation of the

DUE DILIGENCE FRAMEWORK