Wednesday, November 16, 2011

16 Days of Activism to Counter Gender Violence

Dear colleagues, 
This is to invite you and your partners, as well as mass media contacts, to the Round Table “16 Days to Counter Violence against Women in the Russian Federation”  in the frameworks of the UN SG’s Annual Campaign “16 Days of Activism to Counter Gender Violence”.
The event will take place on 25 November 2011, from 11:00 to 14:00 in the Central House of Journalists (Moscow, Nikitsky boulevard, 8a, Mramorny Hall - metro station Arbatskaya).
The Round Table is organized by OHCHR Moscow and supported by UN Women Moscow, UN Gender Theme Group, National Center to Counter Violence “Anna”, Union of Journalists of Russia.
Moderator: Ms. Nadezhda Azhgihina, Secretary, Section of Creativity Programmes, Union of Journalists of Russia
The agenda includes:
-       Presentations by OHCHR, UN Women, Government, State Duma deputies, NGOs devoted to analyzing the international human    rights instruments, current situation, existing legislation and judicial practice on domestic violence in the Russian Federation;
-       interactive session (Q&A) for journalists (including live broadcast  of the event on  the Union of Journalists’ webcast for the     regions);
-       reception;
-       Press monitoring following the round table (to be shared with colleagues).