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Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland fulfills High Representative of this European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of this European Council Federica Mogherini through the EU-Canada joint committee that is ministerial at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, November, 2017.

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The world’s female foreign ministers will meet in Montreal today and tomorrow to discuss a range of global challenges, from advancing peace and security to eliminating violence against women and girls in conflict and post-conflict settings in a first-of-its-kind summit.

The conference, jointly hosted by Canada’s international affairs minister, Chrystia Freeland, and her eu counterpart, Federica Mogherini, comes at a time that is critical. Despite great strides in individual liberties defenses, females and girls stay objectives of egregious liberties violations which is why those accountable are hardly ever held to account.

Intimate physical physical violence against ladies and girls as war crimes and crimes against humanity stays pervasive. In Myanmar in belated 2017, security forces raped and sexually assaulted tens and thousands of Rohingya ladies and girls. Just about any assault that is sexual to Human Rights Watch by survivors included a gang rape. However for the Overseas Criminal Court (ICC) to prosecute intimate and gender-based crimes, along with the range that is full of crimes committed in Myanmar, the un safety Council has to refer the specific situation in Myanmar towards the ICC. Read more