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 Panels and events


8 July 2008: “The role of ECOSOC in addressing violence against women in all its forms and manifestations: A dialogue with the chairpersons of the functional commissions”.

This event was held during ECOSOC’s coordination segment. Statements were made by:

28 February 2008: Getting the Facts to Make the Change: the International Violence against Women Survey

The Division for the Advancement of Women organized this event in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Canada to the United Nations and the Permanent Mission of Finland to the United Nations, during the fifty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

The International Violence against Women Survey (IVAWS) is an international comparative survey which has interviewed over 53,000 women in Australia, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Hong Kong, Italy, Mozambique, the Philippines, Poland and Switzerland about their experiences of gender-based violence. The panel presented comparative results of the IVAWS as well as specific findings made in Mozambique and Costa Rica. The panel also focused on how the survey was conducted in each country, and the contribution of the results of the survey to the development of national policies and advocacy for the prevention of violence against women.

  1. Chair: Ms. Clare Beckton, Coordinator, Status of Women Canada
    H.E. Mr. Stefan Wallin, Minister at the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health of Finland - Statement
  2. Ms. Holly Johnson, PhD, Associate professor, Institute for the Prevention of Crime, University of Ottawa - Presentation
  3. Mr. Sansao Buque, Coordinator of the IVAWS study in Mozambique, Director of Cooperation and HIV-AIDS Focal Point, Ministry for Women and Social Action, Mozambique - Presentation
  4. Ms. Montserrat Sagot, PhD, Professor of Social Sciences and Women's Studies, University of Costa Rica - Presentation

28 February 2008: Joint dialogue between the Commission on the Status of Women and the Statistics Commission to consider the development of indicators on violence against women
Following the expert group meeting on indicators to measure violence against women in 2007, the Statistical Commission and the Commission on the Status of women held a joint dialogue to discuss the outcomes and proposed set of indicators of the expert group meeting.

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