UN Human Rights Council Session 23 - Panel
VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN & GIRLS IN LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN
June 4, 20l3
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Palais des Nations - Room VIII
Violence against women and girls in Latin America and the Caribbean in the public and private spheres, impacts gender human rights, social justice, equality, and empowerment. This Human Rights Council Session 23 High Level Panel will offer analysis of international human rights documents, a review of existing domestic violence laws and data, court interpretations on domestic violence, socio-economic, cultural, and judicial obstacles that impede justice, and findings of extensive groundbreaking research studies in the region. The varied regional cultural dimensions, and challenges, will be integrated into the presentations. In addition, this Panel will include discussion of policies, programs, and movements bringing progress against domestic violence in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Diaspora.
· Ms. Minou Tavarez Mirabal – Daughter of Minerva Mirabal of the Dominican Republic’s Mirabal Sisters & Congresswoman
· Ms. Ugoji A. Eze, Esq. - Barrister At Law, President & CEO, Eng Aja Eze Foundation
Moderator: Ms. Lois A. Herman, Coordinator WUNRN – Women’s UN Report Network
Partial funding for this panel was provided by the Instituto de Derechos Civiles de Puerto Rico and the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College, CUNY.