STATEMENT BY THE MINISTRY FOR EUROPEAN AFFAIRS AND EQUALITY Minister Helena Dalli congratulates Dr Marceline Naudi on her election as President of GREVIO

Minister Helena Dalli congratulates Dr Marceline Naudi on her election as the President of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.

During 2006-2010, Dr Naudi served as a member and Chairperson of the Commission on Domestic Violence. Subsequently, she was Malta’s representative on the Council of Europe ad hoc Committee on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO), which drafted the Istanbul Convention. Following Malta’s ratification of the Convention, Dr Naudi was elected a member and second vice-president, and after a further two years, elected as first vice president, of its Group of Experts, the GREVIO. She was reconfirmed as a member of this Group earlier this year, and was elected as its President earlier today.

An expert in the field of gender equality and gender-based violence, and a long-time dedicated advocate for the rights of minorities and vulnerable persons, Dr Marceline Naudi deserves this European recognition of her work.

Source: Government of Malta