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The National Assembly commemorated the International Day with a series of activities.
The high point of these events was the submission to parliament on 28 November 2011 of a bill to combat violence against women and girls in Togo. The bill is the fruit of collaborative efforts between the National Assembly and the IPU. All sectors of society were involved in identifying solutions to this problem. Following the recommendations of a public consultation on violence against women and girls organized in parliament in May 2011, a drafting committee, composed of MPs and civil society representatives, drew up the bill, which is currently before the National Assembly for debate and adoption.
The following day, during a press conference held by the Women’s Caucus, Ms. Christine Mensah-Atoemne, Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee and Vice-President of the Caucus, made a presentation on the purpose and main features of the bill to the local media and through them, the wider public.
On 25 November, the Women’s Caucus travelled to Vogan and Sokodé to discuss with constituents ways of ending violence against women and girls. These visits were organized with UNDP support and in collaboration with La Colombe and le Collectif des Femmes de Tchaoudjo, two women’s associations.
|Date:||1 May 2011|
|Action Type:||16 Days|