Mobilization against sexual violence against women in conflicts at Paris

Mrs. Dominique Ouattara during the Summit of First Ladies against violence against women in conflict

On the sidelines of the Elysée summit for Peace and Security in Africa , Valérie Trieweiler , First Lady of France, organized in Paris ( Musée d’Orsay ) last Friday, December 6th a mobilization meeting of African First Ladies against sexual violence against women in conflict.

They came from Côte d’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Burundi, The Gambia, Ghana, Mali, Chad etc. Or twenty First Ladies. At their side, Mrs. Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in charge of the fight against sexual violence in armed conflict and Margarida Barroso (wife of the President of the European Commission). The panel organized allowed the wife of each head of state to present on the situation in her country and make proposals.