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Violnce against women and girls: FCO and DFID questioned

09 May 2013

On Thursday 9 May 2013, the International Development Committee will hold its third evidence session with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to continue the inquiry on Violence against women and girls.

Witnesses

Grimond Room, Portcullis House

At 9.00am

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

  • Baroness Warsi, Senior Minister of State
  • Emma Hopkins, Head of Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
  • Louise De Sousa, Head of Human Rights and Democracy Department

At 9.30am

Department for International Development (DFID)

  • Lynne Featherstone MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
  • Jo Moir, Acting Head, Conflict, Humanitarian and Security Department
  • Jen Marshall, Head of Profession for Social Development

Purpose of the Session

The first panel offers the opportunity to discuss to discuss the FCO’s role in UK Government efforts to tackle VAWG. Issues for discussion include the FCO-led Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, and the effectiveness of cross-government coordination on VAWG.

The second panel is a chance to explore DFID’s current and planned policy and programme work on VAWG as well as to discuss Lynne Featherstone’s work as the UK’s Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women Overseas.

Further information

 

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