Romania vows to launch an integrated system to prevent all forms of violence and encourage a cadre of gender equality experts (updated)
Romania will continue to be fully committed to the protection and promotion of all of women’s right as well as to the implementation of legal international instruments, such as the Beijing Platform for Action, the Council of Europe [Istanbul] Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence and UN Security Council resolution 1325.
It plans to launch a new integrated system to track, report and prevent all forms of violence, and will create a professional cadre of gender equality experts.
Programmes to engage girls and boys in political, social and economic life will aim at creating the next generation of leaders.
Speaking at the Global Leaders' Meeting on 27 September 2015, President Klaus Werner Iohannis said: “Non-discrimination, including on gender criteria, is one of the most important values of any modern society as equality between women and men is not only a human rights issue, but also a prerequisite for social justice, development and peace.” [ Speech ]
Developments since Romania’s commitment
Romania stepped up to its commitments by launching a new integrated system to track, report and prevent all forms of violence.
Romania also fulfilled its promise of creating a professional cadre of gender equality experts, with 1,100 people and 4,000 technicians trained as experts in equal opportunities.
Key Romanian politicians, including the Prime Minister, the Labour Minister and members of the Cabinet, have joined the HeForShe campaign, and several programmes, activities and events have been carried out to engage girls and boys in political, social and economic life geared towards the principles of gender equality. [ Full update ]