[PRESS CONFERENCE] African high-level experts join forces against sexual violence ahead of FIDH 39th Congress

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Lawyers for Human Rights
African Comission on People and Human Rights

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Monday 22 August 2016 at 5:30 PM
at Protea Hotel Parktonian, 120 De Korte St,
Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa

To combat sexual violence in Africa, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights ACHPR, in collaboration with FIDH and LHR, is developing Guidelines addressed to states for combating sexual violence and its consequences. These Guidelines will provide guidance on the form and content of the legislation to be enacted and the mechanisms to be established by African Union member states in order to give effect, at national level, to their regional and international obligations. African high-level experts will join forces, brainstorm and work on these Guidelines on Monday 22 August.

In the presence of :

Ms. Pansy Tlakula, ACHPR Chairperson

Ms. Soyata Maiga, ACHPR Vice Chairperson

Ms. Lucy Asuagbor, ACHPR Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Women in Africa

Ms. Rashida Manjoo, former UN special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Ms. Bineta Diop, Special Envoy of the African Union Commission for Women, Peace and Security

Ms. Mahawa Kaba Wheeler, Director of the women, gender and development department of the African Commission

Mr. Karim Lahidji, FIDH President

Mr. Jacob Van Garderen, LHR National Director

Press contacts :

Arthur Manet, FIDH: +33 6 72 28 42 94 / +27 6 08 49 04 65 - amanet@fidh.org
Audrey Couprie, FIDH: + 6 48 05 91 57 / +27 6 08 14 92 90 - acouprie@fidh.org
Carol Mohlala, LHR: +27 61 906 0353 - carol@lhr.org.za

Please find the biographies of the African high-level experts.

This Press Conference is being held one day before the beginning of FIDH 39th Congress. For more information about this unique event : 2016congress.fidh.org

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