This year’s Commission on the Status of Women had “elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls” as priority theme. In CSW’s second week, our Committee held a parallel event called “Eliminating Violence in the Context of Migration: The Responsibilities of All Stakeholders.” The panel event was on 13 March 2013 from 12:30 to 2:00 on the 10th floor of the UN Church Center.
It explored the responsibilities of all stakeholders—governments, UN agencies, civil society, and NGOs—in maintaining the Four Ps in terms of the intersection between the priority theme and the issues of migration and trafficking. The Four Ps are prevention, protection, prosecution, and partnerships.
A summary of the remarks by the panelists can be found here. The panel entailed:
- H.E. Ambassador Yanerit Morgan Sotomayor, Deputy Permanent Representative; The Permanent Mission of Mexico to the UN
- Dr. Jean D’Cunha, Global Policy Advisor for Employment, and Migration; UN Women
- Julie Dinnerstein, Co-Director of the Immigration Intervention Project; Sanctuary for Families
- Valerie Foulkes, Consultant; Save the Children