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The Advocates' Cheryl Thomas to Participate in U.N. Expert Group Meeting on Violence against Women in May 2008
4/25/2008 9:21 AM

Women’s Human Rights Program Director Cheryl Thomas was selected to be one of 15 experts from around the world to participate in a United Nations Expert Group Meeting on good practices in legislation on violence against women in Vienna on May 26-28, 2008. The meeting is being hosted by the U.N. Division for the Advancement of Women of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDAW/DESA) in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). The expert group will analyze different legislative approaches; assess lessons learned in regard to laws and legislative reforms on violence against women; and identify effective approaches and recommend future strategies for legislation on violence against women.