Council Event on Violence against Women during United Nations General Assembly
During the 2016 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the Council of Women World Leaders sponsored a high-level discussion on the Economic Cost of Violence against Women. The event was co-hosted by Council members Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, and Michelle Bachelet Jeria, President of the Republic of Chile. In addition, Council members Tarja Halonen, Former President of Finland, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca, President of the Republic of Malta, Paula Cox, Former Premier of Bermuda, and Roza Otunbayeva, Former President of Kyrgyzstan participated in the discussion. The meeting addressed the economic impact of violence against women and convened gender experts, women leaders, and executives of prominent organizations to share good practices on how measures aimed at combating violence against women could result in the reduction of public expenditures and allow their use for sustainable development.