IADL – International Association ofDemocratic Lawyers
WUNRN - Women's UN ReportNetworkFemmes SolidairesInternational Free Women'sFoundationItalian Cedaw Platform “Lavori incorsa”Antiviolence Center
UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL - SESSION 23
THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF NGO
IN MAKING STATES RESPONSIBLES FORTHE IMPLEMENTATION OF DUEDILIGENCE OBLIGATION
June 05, 2013 – 4.00 – 6.00 P.M.
Palais des Nations - Room VIII
INTRODUCTION – BARBARA SPINELLI
Good afternoon and welcome to everyone to this event, organized byInternational Association of Democratic Lawyers.I am Barbara Spinelli, expert of femicide, and I am member of theIADL (International Association of Democratic Lawyers) and of theItalian Cedaw Platform “Lavori in corsa”.I want to thank all my colleagues of the co-sponsor association, thatmake possible the realization of this event, and particularly MicòlSavia and Lois for their invaluable logistic and organizational support,as well as I want to thank all the distinguished speakers of today’sevent.We strongly wished to organize this event on the occasion of theannual discussion on women’s rights.We want to highlight how important it is to consider the progress madein recognizing femicide as a violation of human rights, thanks tofeminists and women’s rights activists work, starting from grassrootsmovements.All over the world, women face discriminations and violences becausethey are women. All over the world, States underestimate their duediligence obligation to adequately prevent and persecute violenceagainst women, and adequately protect and procurate redress towomen survivor of violence.