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Under the Spotlight:Ending violence	 against	all women and girls

Under the Spotlight:Ending violence against all women and girls


The United Nations and the European Union’s Spotlight Initiative to
eliminate violence against women and girls will host a special event at UN Headquarters on Monday, 12

Coinciding with the opening of the Commission on the Status of Women’s (CSW) 62nd Session, the
question of intersectionality and of the Spotlight Initiative reaching specific groups of women and girls who
face multiple forms of discrimination will be the central focus of this side event.

This year’s CSW will highlight
the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and

Venue: Economic and Social Council Chamber
Date: Monday, 12 March 2018
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM EDT

• Amina J. Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
• Neven Mimica, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development
• Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women
• Helga Schmid, Secretary General, European External Action Service
• Ana Leticia Aguilar Theissen, Presidential Secretary for Women, Guatemala
• Lizzie Kiama, Disability Rights and Inclusion Professional, Kenya
• Tarcila Rivera, Indigenous Rights Activist, Peru
• Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women
• Miki Wali, Trans and Youth Feminist, Human Rights and Gender Advocate, Fiji
• Moderator: Munizae Jahangir, News Anchor and Producer


In September 2017, the United Nations and the European Union launched the Spotlight Initiative – a new,
global effort focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls.

The initiative will deploy
targeted, large-scale investments in Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Pacific and the Caribbean, aimed at achieving significant improvements in the lives of women and girls.






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