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Standing Committee to look at combating violence against women

The Standing Committee (*) of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) will meet in Paris on Friday 1st March 2019. After an opening address by PACE President Liliane Maury Pasquier, the parliamentarians will hold an exchange of views with Feride Acar, President of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO), and Dubravka Šimonović, UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women.

In this respect, PACE launched the #NotInMyParliament initiative at the end of 2018 to combat sexism and harassment in parliaments.

The agenda will include, in particular, debates on the EBRD and promotion of democracy, the protection of human rights during transfers of prisoners, the health needs of adolescents, co-operation development as a tool for preventing migration crises, and the value of cultural heritage in a democratic society.

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The Standing Committee meeting, which is open to the press, will be held on Friday 1st March at the French Assemblée nationale (Salle Lamartine), 101 rue de l’Université, Paris 7ème (Metro station: Invalides/Assemblée nationale) and will begin at 9 am. For accreditation, please fill in this form by Monday 25 February at the latest.

Nathalie Bargellini, PACE Communication Division
tel. +33 (0)6 65 40 32 82; e-mail: [email protected]

(*) The Standing Committee, which acts on the Assembly’s behalf between plenary sessions, is made up of the President and Vice-Presidents of the Assembly, the chairpersons of political groups, the chairpersons of national delegations and the committee chairpersons.