The role of the Women’s Rights Committee is as follows:
To coordinate, implement, monitor and assess national measures and policies
adopted to promote gender equality and to prevent and combat
all forms of violence and discrimination against women.
To coordinate the collection and analysis of relevant data, and disseminate the results.
The Committee operates in line with the recommendations adopted by the international bodies
responsible for implementation of the following agreements :
• The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, adopted in Istanbul on 11 May 2011 (entered into force on 20 February 2015)
• The UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted in New York on 18th December 1979 (entered into force on 16 June 2015)
• The Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, adopted in Warsaw on 16 May 2005 (entered into force on 11 April 2016).
In order to deal with domestic violence during the period of confinement, the Women’s Rights Comittee has just published a fact sheet on the aid and emergency mesures available in the Principality during the COVID 19 crisis. This fact sheet is available on the website www.covid19.mc and also on the Comittee’s website, www.dfm.mc According...Read more