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.
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
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:
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.