During the conference Prevention of Violence – Precondition for Economic Empowerment of Women taking place in Riga on March 3rd 2015 the participants representing women’s organisations and non-governmental organizations from a number of countries developed a series of recommendations within the scope of UN Millenium Development Goals and post-2015 sustainable development agenda. The recommendations designed are addressed to European institutions and international organizations, as well as state and non-state stakeholders.
The three main themes addressed in the scope of the conference were
- trafficking for sexual exploitation,
- intimate partner violence
- early marriage practice.
As a consequence, the provided recommendations focused on the prevention of different forms of violence against women, a necessary precondition to empower women, guarantee their human rights and unlock their full potential to contribute to the economy.
Development of these recommendations were supported by the Community of Democrats. The conference Prevention of Violence – Precondition for Economic Empowerment of Women took place in Riga as part of Latvian Presidency of the Council of European Union events.
The recommendations can be downloaded here