The question of violence against women is getting more and more attention nowadays. The Principality is taking part in the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which will be held on November 25.
On this occasion, the general public will be able to attend a conference led by Doctor Marie-France Hirigoyen, a psychiatrist who specialises in psychological abuse and the author of numerous books. The conference theme is: “Domestic violence: why don’t women leave?”. The conference will be held on Thursday 23 November at 6 p.m. in the auditorium of Monaco’s Vocational and Catering School (Lycée Technique et Hôtelier de Monaco).
Recently H.E. Ms. Isabelle Picco, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the United Nations, took part in the United Nations Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs Committee, held in New York. During the debate on the advancement of women, she reiterated Monaco’s commitment to eliminating of all forms of violence against women. H.E. Ms. Picco outlined the measures taken at the national and international levels by the Prince’s Government to help women who are victims of violence. The Permanent Representative of the Principality also recalled the signing, last September, of the UN Secretary General’s Pact to eliminate sexual exploitation and sexual abuse committed during United Nations operations. Monaco has co-sponsored all Security Council resolutions on this issue since 2008.
Finally, H.E. Isabelle Picco spoke of the commitment of H.R.H. Princess Caroline of Hanover, President of AMADE MONDIALE, to building an institute that is exclusively dedicated to the medical treatment of girls, adolescents and women who are victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Information for victims of violence is available on the webpage: “Help for victims of violence“.