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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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UN General Assembly 2015 Resolution on femicide

GA Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2015 on the report of the Third Committee (A/70/490) 70/176. Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls
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Dec 15, 2015
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UN Special Rapporteur on VAW Simonovic: Call for submissions on protection orders and shelters

The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences seeks to collect information on shelters and protection orders which will feed into the thematic report she will present at the 35th session of the Human Rights Council in Ju
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Jan 1, 2017
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Protection orders and shelters are extremely important for the protection of women, their sense of safety, their ability to overcome the effects of abuse and planning for the future. 

In order to inform her work, the Special Rapporteur wishes to secure from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia, information, inputs and views on both forms of protection:

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20 femicides in Panama reflect Global trend - 2014

PANAMA has recorded 20 violent deaths off women in 2014, part of a global phenomenon according to the UN.
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Sep 16, 2014
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The first edition of a UN document that seeks to support those responsible for the investigation and criminal prosecution for the violent deaths of women was presented in Panama on Monday, September 15, by Carmen Rosa Villa, the Central America region representative of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

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UNGA Resolution 2014 "Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls"

A/RES/68/191 , 11 February 2014

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