Queen Rania attends Buckingham reception to fight gender-based violence

Published November 30th, 2022 - 07:03 GMT
Royalty at Buckingham Palace
(From L) Britain's Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, Queen Mathilde of Belgium, Britain's Queen Consort Camilla, Queen Rania of Jordan, Danish Crown Princess Mary, Sierra Leone's First Lady Fatima Maada Bio, Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska pose during a reception to raise awareness of violence against women and girls as part of the UN 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, at Buckingham Palace in London on November 29, 2022. The guests include survivors of violence against women and girls, their families, politicians and charities working in the area (including representatives from SafeLives, Women's Aid and Refuge). (Photo by Kin Cheung/AFP)

ALBAWABA - Jordan's Queen Rania attended a reception hosted by Britain's Queen Consort Camilla to raise awareness of violence against women and girls as part of the UN 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Held at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, the reception is considered an important milestone of Queen Consort Camilla’s work in the area. During the reception, Camilla gave a speech on combating violence against women and girls, according to a statement from Her Majesty’s office.

At the reception, Queen Rania met with Camilla, and a select group of guests, including the Queen of the Belgians, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, the First Lady of Sierra Leone, Fatima Maada Bio, and senior members of the British government.

The guests also included survivors of violence and their families, politicians, representatives of charity organizations working in the field, and ambassadors for the cause, including, Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland KC.

Queen Consort Camilla has worked for years to raise awareness about violence against women, hearing first-hand from survivors, advocating on their behalf, and convening charities and key stakeholders to discuss these issues. Most recently, in Camilla’s first public solo engagement as Queen Consort, she visited Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to highlight their work supporting domestic abuse survivors, in collaboration with the charity SafeLives. 

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