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Research, Analysis, Reports

The Legal Protection of Women From Violence: Normative Gaps in International Law

This book critically analyses the treatment of violence against women in the United Nations system, and in three regional human rights systems.
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Apr 9, 2018
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Policies and Guidelines

Handbook for Legislation on Violence Against Women

The Handbook serves as a useful tool in supporting efforts to provide justice, support, protection and remedies to victims and to hold perpetrators accountable. It first outlines the international and regional legal and policy frameworks.
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Mar 26, 2012
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Progress of the World’s Women: In Pursuit of Justice

This report looks at how the legal system can play a positive role in women accessing their rights, citing cases that have changed women's lives both at a local and at times global level.
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Mar 26, 2011
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Violence Against Women Under International Human Rights Law

This book is a significant and original contribution to human rights literature that is firmly grounded in feminist theory applied to the law, institutions and practice of the United Nations human rights system.
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Nov 26, 2013
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The Compendium: An Overview of Situations and Cases Before the International Criminal Court (ICC)

This report is a compilation of current data and information on the Situations before the ICC, including those under preliminary examination as well as an overview of every case brought before the ICC, with a particular focus on gender‑based crimes.
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Mar 26, 2018
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Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014

Global Status Report on Violence Prevention 2014
The Global status report on violence prevention 2014, which reflects data from 133 countries, is the first report of its kind to assess national efforts to address interpersonal violence, namely child maltreatment, et al.
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Mar 19, 2014
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Global Plan of Action: Health Systems Address Violence Against Women and Girls | WHO

This booklet includes a popular version of the violence against women and girls section of The global plan of action to strengthen the role of the health system within a national multisectoral response to address interpersonal violence.
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Mar 19, 2016
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Violence Against Women | WHO

Population-level surveys based on reports from victims provide the most accurate estimates of the prevalence of intimate partner violence and sexual violence: 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner
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Nov 19, 2017
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UN Women | Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women

Whether at home, on the streets or during war, violence against women and girls is a human rights violation of pandemic proportions that takes place in public and private spaces.This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various abuses women endure.
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Mar 1, 2018
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News

5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help

5 Countries Where Femicide Is At Its Worst And What We Can Do To Help
Femicide is a crime that discriminates. It is not just the murder of women, but the murder of women because they are women. In many cultures and societies, this violence has long been accepted and encouraged.
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Jun 19, 2015
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Landmark Documents

Beijing +5 Women 2000: Gender Equality, Development and Peace for the 21st Century

Five years after, the UN General Assembly held a review of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, where two major areas—violence and poverty—were pointed to be major obstacles to gender equality worldwide.
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Jun 9, 2000
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Landmark Documents

48/104 Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women

This declaration directly addresses, in its Article 4, that States should condemn violence against women and should pursue by all appropriate means and without delay a policy of eliminating such violence.
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Dec 20, 1993
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