Plea for Enforcement of Law Relating to Fight Violence Against Women, Algeria

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Plea for Enforcement of Law Relating to Fight Violence Against Women, Algeria

Participants in the first International Women's Congress "For a Culture of Peace" called, Tuesday in Oran, for the enforcement of the law to fight violence against women.

The bills "must be accompanied by enforcement mechanisms" allowing the fight against this phenomenon, as it is done in the world, said the participants in a workshop held under the theme "Violence against Women, What Solutions?"

 

Imene Hayef, representative of UN Women in Algeria underlined, in her speech that "physical or sexual violences against women represent a discrimination and a violation of a person's fundamental rights that countries must eradicate or at least slow down."

"In addition to laws, policies and public strategies are to be implemented to criminalize domestic violence," she added.

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