Marceline Naudi has been appointed President following an election of the Council of Europe Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (GREVIO).
From 2006 up till 2010, Naudi served as a member and Chairperson of the Commission on Domestic Violence. Subsequently, she was Malta’s representative on the Council of Europe’s Committee on Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (CAHVIO), which drafted the Istanbul Convention.
Following Malta’s ratification of the Convention, 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, GREVIO. She was reconfirmed as a member of this Group earlier this year, and was elected as its President yesterday.
Minister for European Affairs Helena Dalli has congratulated Naudi on her election. “Being 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, Marceline Naudi deserved this European recognition of her work”, stated Dalli.