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Jan 17 '13 - Jan 18 '13
From signature to ratification and implementation – Exchange of experience and practices The participants will be representatives of the governments of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, the Russian Federation and Sweden. Participants will include representatives from: government structures and institutions, parliaments and local authorities, judiciary and law enforcement, other regional and international organisations, notably the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), the Nordic Council, UN Women, the Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA), the European Institute for Gender Equality, NGOs and civil society as well as media. Every day in Europe, women fall victim of violence. They are stalked, harassed, raped, mutilated, forced by their family to enter into a marriage, sterilised against their will or psychologically and physically abused in the “safety” of their own homes. The examples of violence against women are endless, its victims countless. Many women are afraid or ashamed to seek help, often paying for their silence with their lives. Those that do speak out are not always heard. Domestic violence is another form of violence that is far too common and that affects not only women, but men, children and the elderly as well.This conference is entitled: :