The international drive to achieve gender equality and the elimination of gender-based violence against women and girls
This resource captures the opening address for the Inaugural Asia–Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations. The speech was presented by Emeritus Professor Anne R. Edwards AO on 23 February 2016.
In her speech, Emeritus Professor Anne R. Edwards AO explores how Australia is tackling the complex problem of gender-based violence through its National Plan to End Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (the National Plan).
The speech specifically focuses on ANROWS’s role in assisting the realisation of the National Plan, but also reflects on how this domestic approach aligns closely with the international strategic approach of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (outlined in its report, Elimination and Prevention of All Forms of Violence against Women and Girls). Finally, the speech also acknowledges the challenges involved in making progress to address the historical and structural causes of gender-based inequality, discrimination and violence.