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The Impact of Violent Extremism on the Human Rights of Women and Girls

UN Human Rights Council Session 35 on June 14, 2017 at the Palais des Nations, Geneva
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Jun 14, 2017

Distinguished Speakers:
• UK Member of the European Parliament – The Honorable Julie Ward – Video
• UK Member of the British Parliament – The Honorable Shabana Mahmood
• UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women - Dr. Dubravka Simonovic – Invited
• Ms. Sadia Mir – WUNRN Europe Gender Policy Specialist & Academic Women in International Security – Women in Jihadist Organizations: Victims or Terrorists
• Dr. Lori Ann Post – Northwestern University - Global Women’s Researcher & Policy Analyst

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Femicide Volume 6: Violence against Girls in Flight

This is the sixth volume of the ACUNS Femicide series that focuses on violence against girls
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Nov 16, 2016
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This volume contains the speeches delivered at these side events, at which high-ranking officials and experts on GBV presented comprehensive ways of reducing the risk of such violence, increasing the quality of protection for girl victims, and ending the impunity for perpetrators. It also includes the most recent and most effective prevention and mitigation strategies on gender-based violence against underage girls.

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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 4: Taking Action

This is the fourth volume of the ACUNS Femicide series that focuses on taking action
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Sep 16, 2015
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This is now the fourth volume of “Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action” since the 2012 report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, which listed the various forms of femicide. While the international community condemns the killing of women in the name of honour, targeted sexual violence in war, female infanticide and sex-selective foeticide, female genital mutilation and child marriage, these practices continue.

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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 3: Targeting of Women in Conflict

This is the third volume of the ACUNS Femicide series with a focus on sexual violence in conflict
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Apr 11, 2015
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On 25 November 2014, ACUNS, together with the Governments of Austria, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Norway, Philippines and Thailand, sponsored a symposium on ‘Targeting of Women in War’, which brought together panels of experts to address the various challenges that need to be tackled with great urgency to curb the scourge of sexual violence in conflict. A series of recommendations were made, pointing out that existing legal instruments have proven to be ineffective in addressing this global problem.

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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 2: Istanbul Convention

Second volume of the ACUNS Femicide series on forced marriage, VAW and the Istanbul Convention
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May 15, 2014
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On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ACUNS Vienna organized its second annual symposium, focusing on “Forced Marriage, Violence against Women and the Istanbul Convention.” The symposium brought together high-ranking diplomats, representatives from UNFPA, UN Women, UNICEF, OHCHR, and UNODC, with the President of the Austrian Parliament, Ms. Barbara Prammer, who addressed the meeting. The leading proponents of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, Ms.

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2016 Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Visionary report of the UN Special Rapporteur Dubravka Simonovic on her mandate and work methods
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Apr 19, 2016
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1. In the present report, submitted to the Human Rights Council pursuant to its resolution 23/25, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences outlines her activities and sets out her vision of the mandate, and the methods
of work she intends to use throughout it.

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ACUNS – Femicide Volume V: conflict and terrorism

In this volume, we are looking at the latest developments on violence against women in conflict and at terrorist groups targeting women and girls.
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“Violence against Women is not a Force of Nature–it can be stopped.” “This convention is set to bring practical changes that should ultimately improve the lives of women and girls across Europe.” – Gauri van Gulik The Security Council has held a landmark session on the implementation of its resolution on women, peace, and security while the General Assembly is grappling with the Secretary General’s proposal on how to deal with violent extremism. The most important documents are included in this publication. –Claire Laurent and Michael Platzer

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