Changing the law on domestic violence: Insights from Mauritania
The event will be held on 15 September 2020, the first day of the United National General Assembly. Through the UN General Assembly, we hope to share the legislative reform in Mauritania with other countries considering creating or reforming laws on domestic abuse.
This is particularly relevant to the United Nations General Assembly 2020 which will host a high-level meeting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) – last held in Beijing in 1995.
The Mauritanian government embarked on this legislative reform because of the national outrage in response to the domestic abuse and murder of a young woman called Kadiata Omar Sow.
The event will be chaired by Mme Lô Khadijetou Cheikh, the Gender and Human Rights Lead at UNFPA Mauritania.
On the panel we have:
Dickel Dia – Gender Equality Activist & One Young World Ambassador
Zeinebou Mint Taleb Moussa – activist of 20+ years, runs a women’s centre since 1999 and is an initiator of the current draft laws.
Professor Tulmudy – Advisor to the Minister for Social Affairs.