Panel discussion on 'violence against women' in Chandigarh
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The event will be hosted by the British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh to mark the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
As part of a worldwide series of events marking the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, taking place in London from 10-13 June, Chandigarh will play host to a panel discussion on “Violence Against Women” on 12 June.
The event, hosted by the British Deputy High Commission Chandigarh, will take place at the British Council (Elante Office Block, Chandigarh), starting at 3pm.
Experts and activists, including from civil society, will bring together a range of perspectives and ‘on the ground’ experiences on how we can all work towards preventing violence against women. The discussion will be moderated by Professor Pam Rajput, Chairperson of the Government of India’s High level Committee on Status of Women.
David Lelliott, British Deputy High Commissioner Chandigarh, said:
The Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative is a global campaign aimed at eliminating rape as a weapon of war. We are keen that this discussion, featuring a strong panel of local experts, should support the Initiative and Summit and give hope to those working everywhere to stamp out such crimes.
The Global Summit to end Sexual Violence in Conflict will take place in London from 10-13 June, co-hosted by the UK Foreign Minister, William Hague, and UN Special Envoy, Angelina Jolie. Representatives of governments, civil society, the military and the judiciary will all take part, along with members of the public.
It will be the largest gathering ever brought together on this subject, with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground.
The Panel Discussion will begin at 3pm on Thursday 12 June 2014 at the British Council, Elante Office Block, Chandigarh. Panellists include: Smita Mitra, Program Manager, Women Peace & Security, UN Women; Sunita Menon, Director, Leadership Building & Research Development, Breakthrough; Dhruv Arora, Founder, Gotstared.at; Rhona Royle, Head of Consular Operations, Northern & Eastern India, British High Commission and Lakshmi, Acid Attack Survivor, Standard Bearer, Stop Acid Attacks.
Op-Ed by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie.
Representatives of the media are cordially invited to cover the panel discussion in Chandigarh. Please contact Alam Bains on +91-9501925556 for further information.