Austria and Maldives Sign on to Say NO
The Maldives Parliament signed on to Say NO - UNiTE and passed a resolution to end violence against women on 25 November 2009. (photos: top - Maldives Parliament; below - Austrian Parliament/Carina Ott)
On 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the entire parliament of Maldives with 77 members signed on to Say NO - UNiTE, a global call to end violence against women. At another historic ceremony to mark the International Human Rights Day, the Austrian Government and Members of Parliament signed on to Say NO on 10 December 2009.
In Maldives, in addition to the signing, a resolution on the Elimination of Violence against Women was adopted by the People’s Majlis, the main legislature body in the country. The signing, organized in cooperation with UNDP and UNIFEM, was led by Secretary General of the People’s Majlis Ahmed Mohamed: “I am pleased to announce that all Members of Parliament have signed on to Say NO in support of UNIFEM’s noble cause. With adopting this new resolution we are calli