Bridging Policy with Practice: Due Diligence and State Accountability to End Violence against Women

Zarizana Aziz will join us to discuss her work on the Due Diligence Project, a three-half year research project across 48 countries to find ways to have more effective programming through the lens of State obligation to eliminate violence against women. The research culminated in the development of the Due Diligence Framework on State Accountability to Eliminate Violence against Women and its accompanying guiding principles.

The discussion will focus on:

international norms and standards for State action to end violence against women; 


national initiatives globally to promulgate laws and set policies and programmes; 


critical gaps in effective implementation of these measures; and 


what is required to close the implementation gaps. 


Speaker: Zarizana Aziz, Co-Director of the Due Diligence Project, Human rights lawyer and former Board Chair of Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML)

Moderator: Dr. Aisling Swaine, Associate Professor of Practice at George Washington University and Director for the Center on Gender Equality in International Affairs