past event
Women in Leadership

Luncheon with the Honorable Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission

The Council of Women World Leaders hosted Honorable Margot Wallström, Vice President of the European Commission, in a discussion on violence against women and girls used as a weapon of war.Vice President  Wallström also discussed the United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) 1325, 1820, 1888 and 1889 which condemn this type of violence and prescribe policies to combat it.  The discussion was introduced by Laura Liswood, Secretary General of the Council of Women World Leaders and moderated by Vice President Wallstrom.  Attendees came from the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Vice President Wallström provided a brief description of UNSCR 1325, 1820, and 1888 and discussed the necessity to ensure that the plight of women and girls in areas of conflict is known worldwide and that the adoption of the UN resolutions is followed by action.  At the meeting, attendees provided concrete action recommendations to build on the existing international political momentum in order to implement lasting solutions to enduring violence against women and girls.

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Event information
Tue Oct 13, 2009
12:00pm - 12:00pm GMT+0000
Washington, DC