At the recent General Assembly Arina Angerman, the Netherlands, was elected to the Policy Committee of the European Women’s Lobby . “It is an honour to succeed President of IAW Joanna Manganara in this very important work, and I look forward to working with my alternate, Marion Böker, Germany”
There can be neither justification nor impunity for child marriage and violence against girls. The legal age of marriage should generally be 18 years and existing legislation must be implemented.
Strong mechanisms of accountability at the national and regional level are necessary for the realization of gender equality and women’s human rights
IAW will work for participatory monitoring and the implementation of accountability mechanisms. Accountability is about empowering people, in particular women, in order to enable them to articulate their priorities while taking more control over their lives.