Report of the Special Rapporteur on VAW on the establishment of Femicide Watches | 2016

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Sep 23, 2016
The thematic focus of this report is the establishment of national "Femicide Watches".
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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,