Riane Eisler is co-chair of the Commission on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls of the World Future Council (of which she is a Commissioner). The Commission is announcing the awards for Best Policies to End Violence Against Women at the 2014 IPU Assembly (formerly known as the Inter-Parliamentary Conference), co-sponsored by the World Future Council. The IPU is the principal statutory body that expresses the views of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on political issues, bringing together parliamentarians to study international problems and make recommendations for action. This year the IPU adopted a strong consensus outcome document on ending violence against women.
Please see the booklet “Ending Violence Against Women and Girls”, which is also available in Spanish and French. The booklet provides information on the design, implementation, and benefits of the winning policies, as well as recommendations for policy makers. It was launched at the FPA ceremony and has already proven very popular: it has been distributed to all delegates at the IPU plenary, it will be distributed at UN HQ, and the WFC has already received orders for larger quantities by institutions who want to distribute it among their own audiences, for example from the Council of Europe and the Spanish government.