Ministry of Foreign Affairs Meets with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Dr. Dubravka Šimonovic

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Dr. Dubravka Šimonovic, UN Special Rapporteur, and the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren Henfield met with United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Dr. Dubravka Šimonović.  

During the meeting, they discussed several matters including the role of government in ending gender-based violence and promoting gender equality in the framework of the CEDAW (Committee on Ending the Discrimination Against Women ) General Recommendation No. 35.   Moreover, Dr. Simonovic remarked upon several legislative changes that can be implemented in accordance with Recommendation 35 protect the well-being of women in the country.  Minister Henfield assured the Special Rapporteur of The Bahamas’ Government’s strong commitment to gender equality. 

 

(L-R) Thibault Guillet, UN Human Rights Officer; DeAndra Cartwright, Foreign Service Officer, Denardo Hepburn, Foreign Service Officer; Dr. Dubravka Šimonovic, UN Special Rapporteur; the Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Rhoda Jackson, Permanent Secretary; Eugene Newry, Head of International Relations Division and Sharon Brennen-Haylock, Director General.

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