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A committee to promote and safeguard women’s rights in the Principality

The committee to promote and safeguard women’s rights was created on 25 October 2018 by Sovereign Ordinance. It was set up by the former Minister of State on 30 November 2018.

The Committee’s remit is to coordinate, implement and evaluate national policies to promote gender equality and combat violence and discrimination against women. 

The Committee was established in accordance with the recommendations of international organisations which monitor women’s rights. 

It is made up of representatives from relevant government bodies, the Department of Justice and a Chief Officer for Women’s Rights. Elected members of the National Council and Town Hall, the High Commissioner for the Protection of Rights, Liberties and for Mediation, the Economic and Social Council and representatives from women’s rights associations are also involved in the work of the Committee. 

It is established within the Ministry of State and chaired by Isabelle Berro-Amadeï, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. 

Céline Cottalorda is the Chief Officer for Women’s Rights. Her role is to prepare and lead the Committee’s work, and to implement its recommendations and guidelines.

By setting up this Committee, the Prince’s Government is reaffirming its commitment to protecting women’s interests in the Principality.

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