Ms Iris Luarasi, President of the Council of Europe Group of Specialists on Motion towards Violence towards Ladies and Home Violence (GREVIO), is taking on the Presidency of the Platform of Impartial Skilled Mechanisms on the Elimination of Discrimination and Violence towards Ladies (EDVAW Platform). It will likely be the primary regional mechanism to chair the Platform, following its institution in 2018 and which has till now been chaired by the UN Particular Rapporteur on violence towards girls, its causes and penalties.
As agreed by the Platform, her one-year mandate (from 1 February 2022 to 30 January 2023) will deal with the digital dimension of violence towards girls on the world stage, knowledgeable by GREVIO’s General Recommendation on this situation. The EDVAW Platform can even proceed to garner public and political assist for stopping and combating violence towards girls and home violence on the idea of current worldwide and regional authorized devices, notably the Istanbul Conference.
Launched by the then UN Particular Rapporteur on violence towards girls, Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, the EDVAW Platform brings collectively seven impartial skilled our bodies on discrimination and violence towards girls. The target of the Platform is to leverage their work and mandates, guaranteeing that they communicate with one voice on problems with frequent concern, change views rising from their work on challenges and efforts to deal with gender-based violence towards girls and replicate on frequent options to advance girls’s rights and gender equality.
Joined of their effort to advance girls’s rights worldwide, the newly appointed UN Particular Rapporteur on violence towards girls, Ms. Reem Alsalem, signifies that “rotating the place of the chair provides the essential message that each one its members have a vested curiosity within the EDVAW Platform. Not solely does rotating the place of the chair amongst members of the Platform improve the possession of all its members, but in addition ensures that new momentum and new approaches might be injected into the priorities and work of the Platform.”