March 28th, 2013; 2:00 pm-5:30 pm (Please enter 1:00-1:30)
Panellists with diverse backgrounds and expertise will present
insights and success stories about women who have survived and prevailed over
violence and its effects, including rape and HIV- AIDS. Impunity and the legal response to femicide will also be examined.
These panellists represent work in Africa, Asia and
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm: Registaration for
2:00 pm Welcoming remarks: Dr. Maria Riehl, WFWPI UN Representative,
Seiko Lee, Soprano
Leadership Challenges to the Prevention of Violence against Women and Femicide
Moderator: Dr. Shantu Watt, Vice President of the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG)
o Dr. Zhannat Kosmukhamedova, Expert HIV/AIDS Prevention & Care Division, UNODC
o Dr. Michael Platzer, Chair, Vienna NGO Alliance on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
WFWPI UN Deputy Director,
4:00 pm Women Standing up to Violence: Finding Hope through Concerted Action
Moderator: H.R.H. Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol (Thailand)
o Claire Laurent, ACUNS Femicide Project coordinator
Joana Adesuwa Reiterer, President and Founder NGO Exit,
Mag. Maria Neuberger Schmidt, President and Founder ‘Parents
o Zena Eggough, UPF UN Liaison
A ground pass is required to enter Vienna International Centre (VIC). If you do not have a permanent pass, please register sending an E-Mail to Renate Amesbauer, Tel. 0650 7514073: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than March 24th.
Those who would like to enter the VIC and attend the conference on March 28th are requested to present their identity document at Gate 1 of the VIC. The VIC, 1220 Wien, Wagramerstrasse 5, is best reached by Subway U1 (Kaisermühlen).