Conflict Resolution, Knots and Artwork in the Nordic Countries.
Nordic Tour 2014 starts this evening at a meeting in Denmark. The three activists and professionals travel the Nordic Countries during the next 10 days.
Professor and researcher Dr. Dale Bagshaw, Australia
Attorney and mediator Pia Deleuran, Denmark
Photographer Sisse Jarner, Denmark
They say: “We are following up on the Nordic Forum, Malmø, Sweden in the summer 2014 where the head of UN Women – the relatively new Womens’ section for equality and empowerment for women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said:
‘The Nordic countries have to eliminate violence against women and prove to the rest of the world that this can be done.’”
She is backed up by the head of the Nordic section, Asger Ryhl.
The group behind the Nordic tour initiative is Barnets Tarv NU that has advocated for a new Act concerning custody, residence and visitation in Denmark.
They want to gather experiences in the Nordic countries to see if the UN’s ambition in this field can be accomplished.
Denmark was severely criticized in an EU fact-finding paper this year.
Now when the Istanbul convention – the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – has entered into force from the 1st of August, the Danish state has to take action.
The Bar and Law Society has stated that they have no resources to look into the matter for the time being.
For more information please contact Pia Deleuran