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11. August 2011: 17.00 – 21.00, Park Hyatt, Zurich
Violence against women - an obstacle to development
Public event

Women often do not have the same opportunities for development as men. This is a reality throughout the world. Violence is a factor that impedes the development of the women concerned and of those around them.

This event, which was attended by President of the Confederation Micheline Calmy-Rey,was devoted to Swiss and international measures to combat violence against women and children and sexual violence in conflict situations.



Media release
Photo gallery on the event
Programme (de)
Media invitation

Speeches
Martin Dahinden, SDC Director
Maya Tissafi, SDC Assistant Director


Commitment of Switzerland
Commitment of the SDC in the area of support for women who are victims of violence
Prise en charge psychosociale (fr)
Artikel im Tages-Anzeiger von DEZA-Direktor Martin Dahinden zum Thema Gewalt gegen Frauen (de)
Marrainage Grands Lacs (fr)
Women, Peace and Security: National Action Plan to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325

Further information
UN Security Councily resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly (en)
Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (en)

Photo exhibition
The event will also feature a viewing of the photo exhibition "versehrt doch klaglos - die Frauen im Kongo machen weiter" (maimed yet uncomplaining – the perseverance of the women in Congo), authored by photographer Giorgia Mueller.

Photo gallery

The photo exhibition will also be on display on Basel, Lucerne, Berne, Geneva and Zurich.

Further information