Hungary

10 Dec, Budapest, Hungary

For an effective state response to violence against women: the necessity for joining to the Istanbul Convention

Date: 10 December 2013; venue: The Office of the Parliament. Budapest 1055, Széchenyi rakpart 19.

The Hungarian Women’s Lobby joined the project of the European Women’s Lobby and the Council of Europe entitled: Act against Rape! Use the Istanbul Convention! to be held in 33 countries. Following the objectives of the project, the goal of the Hungarian program is twofold: to put on the political agenda the necessity of effective state response to sexual violence and rape, and to mobilise decision-makers in order to sign and ratify the Istanbul Convention.

Draft program:
9.30-10.00 Registration

10.00-10.10 Opening – Borbála Juhász chair, Hungarian Women’s Lobby

10.10-10.25 The Importance and Main Principles of the Istanbul Convention – message of José Mendes Bota General Rapporteur on violence against women of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly tbc., Dr. Enikő Pap legal expert, Hungarian Women’s Lobby

10.25-10.55 The Response of the Legal and Institutional System to Sexual Violence: National Experiences – Dr. Judit Wirth legal expert, NANE Women’s Rights Association

10.55-11.10 The Activities of the Working Group Dealing with Violence against Women – Dr. Katalin Kiszely deputy state secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Justice

11.10-11.20 The Role of Parliaments in Combating Violence against Women and for the Ratification of the Istanbul Convention: Dr. Attila Gruber MP – Fidesz, Hungarian member of the Parliamentary Network „Women Free from Violence” of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Katalin Ertsey MP – LMP

11.20-11.35 Coffee Break

11.35-12.10 Roundtable Discussion: Steps to be taken for the effective response to violence against women; the room for and framework of cooperation between state actors and NGOs

12.10-12.20 Closing Remarks – His Excellency Pasi Tuominen, Ambassador of Finland

12.20 Buffet Lunch

More information: http://noierdek.hu/?p=28553

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