Crown Princess Mary Speaks at Women’s Shelters Conference
Denmark’s Crown Princess spent her second day at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Netherlands today.
Wearing a plain grey shift dress, Crown Princess Mary delivered one of the day’s keynote speeches, in which she spoke about how gender equality impacts on domestic violence, and how the past decade has seen a huge increase in awareness of domestic violence globally.
“Violence against women and girls has increasingly been recognized as a global epidemic of alarming proportions and as an urgent human rights and public health priority…But the reality is that much more needs to be done, both for prevention and response, despite the promising mobilization and intensifying commitments,” she said, before relaying a number of statistics on the prevalence of domestic violence and telling the audience of some of the stories she had heard through her work on the topic.
Princess Mary then attended a panel discussion focusing on the topic of strengthening global and regional networks for women’s shelters.
Earlier in the day Mary had paid a visit to the International Criminal Court, which will shortly open their new headquarters designed by a Danish architecture firm.Filed under Danish Royals
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