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Iran to Attend Regional Seminar on Preventing Violence against Women

Service : Politic
TEHRAN, Sept. 5 (ICANA) - Advisor for International Affairs of the Majlis said an Iranian parliamentary delegation will attend the joint seminar of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Indian Parliament on legal mechanisms to prevent violence against women.
Monday, September 05, 2011 11:05:00 PM
Iran to Attend Regional Seminar on Preventing Violence against Women

Hossein Sheikholeslam told ICANA on Monday that the seminar will be held in New Delhi and a three-member delegation will represent the Iranian parliament in the event.

Sheikholeslam said the seminar will take place in New Delhi from 15 to 17 September 2011 and an Iranian parliamentary delegation led by Assadollah Abbasi accompanied by Seyed Ramezan Shojaee Kiasari and Ms. Fatemeh Alia will take part in it. The MPs will elaborate on the outlooks of the Islamic Republic on the subject of the seminar.

He added the Seminar on Preventing and Responding to Violence against Women and Girls: From Legislation to Effective Enforcement will be held at the level of Asian parliaments and 20 countries are scheduled to participate in it.

As part of its campaign Parliaments Take Action on Violence against Women, the IPU is organizing, with the Parliament of India, a seminar for Asian Parliaments on preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. This seminar aims to provide men and women parliamentarians of the region with the elements of a comprehensive and multi-sectoral response to violence against women and familiarize them with the components of legislation to effectively tackle this problem.

Special emphasis will be placed on prevention and parliamentary mechanisms to secure the effective enforcement of relevant legislation, including parliaments’ oversight and budgetary powers and their ability to monitor and facilitate the implementation of the law.

The seminar will take place in New Delhi from 15 to 17 September 2011. It will provide participants with an opportunity to:

Take stock of the situation regarding violence against women and girls in the region by highlighting the causes and consequences of this form of violence and the obstacles encountered in putting an end to it;

Gain understanding of the costs of VAW and gender implications of budgeting, both in theory and in practice;

Discuss the use of gender-responsive budgeting as an effective mechanism to support enforcement of anti-VAW legislation;

Examine different national monitoring mechanisms that can secure effective implementation of the anti-VAW legislation;

Discuss the opportunities and good practices in the prevention of violence against women;

Exchange of experiences between Parliaments of the region confronted with similar situations and challenges; and

Identify appropriate parliamentary action to ensure respect for the fundamental rights of women and girls and their right to a life free of violence

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