The WFC participated in the 16th Women Against Violence Europe (WAVE) Network Conference “Future Perspectives on Preventing Violence against Women and their Children” in Vienna on 19 November 2014. Karin Heisecke, Senior Project Manager, joined international experts (including the former UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, Rashida Manjoo) in the closing panel discussion of the conference: “Violence against women – What should be achieved in 20 years’ time and how do we get there?”. The Conference brought together more than 300 participants (NGO professionals, academics, representatives from international and European institutions and state officials), including high representatives from the Austrian government, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, the Vice-President of the European Parliament, as well as representatives from the OSCE, the Council of Europe, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Parliament, the European Commission, the EU Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), and the United Nations.
The Gold Winner of the Future Policy Award 2014 to end violence against women and girls was highlighted by US Vice President Joe Biden at an event in Duluth, Minnesota, on October 23. The City’s Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence, which is known as the “Duluth Model”, was recognised as the world’s best policy to end violence against women and girls at the Future Policy Award Ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland on October 14.
Geneva – 14 October 2015: The “Coordinated Community Response to Domestic Violence” by the City of Duluth in the US State of Minnesota is the winner of the 2014 Future Policy Award for Ending Violence against Women and Girls. It beat 24 other nominated policies to the prize. The Gold Award is to be presented to Minnesota Representative Michael Paymar from the Minnesota House of Representatives today at a ceremony in Geneva by the World Future Council, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women.
World Future Council partners with the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and UN Women to highlight solutions to a global human rights emergency
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