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The Spotlight Initiative | EU and UN

Web stream of conference on EU and UN embarking on a new, global, multi-year initiative focused on eliminating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAWG) - the Spotlight Initiative.
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Oct 6, 2017
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The European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) launched a new global Initiative to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls on 20 September 2017 at the margin of the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. The initiative is in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a particular focus on women's rights and empowerment.

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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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2017 Report of the Special Rapporteur on VAW on femicide watches

The thematic focus of this report is the establishment of national femicide watches.
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Sep 23, 2017
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In the present report, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences provides an account of her activities since her previous report. Following a discussion on the adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women, she presents responses received from regional mechanisms and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women following her call for input on the issue. She addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global,

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