Australia, Oceania
Anne Cossins

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“For centuries, societies around the world have denied women’s suffering as a result of family and sexual violence, privileged men’s power in the home and workplace, and ignored the impact on children who witness and experience such violence. Symbolically, a treaty would offer long overdue recognition of the suffering of women and children who have been silenced by violence. Combined with strategies for implementation, it will initiate concrete mechanisms for the protection of the human rights of a majority of the world’s population. I am in favor of a global treaty on VAW.

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