26 July 2019

AIDOS holds a public event to launch the Global Parliamentary Alliance in Italy

The Italian All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health and Women’s Rights and AIDOS jointly organise a public event on the Global Parliamentary Alliance for Health, Rights and Development on the 25th of July in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies.

"A public event on the Global Parliamentary Alliance for Health, Rights and Development - organized by the Italian All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Global Health and Women’s Rights in collaboration with the Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS) - was held on the 25th of July in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies.

The aim of the meeting was to launch the Global Parliamentary Alliance in Italy and to report on the Parliamentary Forum hosted in parallel with the Women Deliver Conference (Vancouver, June 2019). On the occasion of the Forum in Canada, over 50 MPs created the first ever global platform for parliamentarians to advocate for better health care, expanding human rights and to support and improve  International development meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) both in their home countries and abroad. Hon. Laura Boldrini – former President of the Chamber of Deputies - signed the Global Parliamentary Alliance on behalf of the Italian APPG.

During the event Maria Grazia Panunzi, president of AIDOS, stressed the importance of linking the Global Parliamentary Alliance and the theme of Women Deliver 2019 ("Power. Progress. Change") with the next international events: The Nairobi Summit to Advance the ICPD Programme of Action and The 25th anniversary commemoration of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action in 2020.

Together with Hon. Laura Boldrini, Sen. Valeria Fedeli, member of the Special Committee on Human Rights at the Senate and Sen. Valeria Valente, president of the Committee of Enquiry on Femminicide and other forms of gender based violence, members of the APPG, presented the parliamentarian work on the issue and expressed their will in continuing their commitment of behalf of women’s rights in particular taking into consideration the future international events.  Neil Datta, Executive director of EPF, presented the activities in the parliamentarian sector towards the Nairobi Summit.

The meeting brought together over 100 actors from civil society and women's rights associations that expressed their common  aim in supporting and promote women’s rights."

Source: Aidos