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Austria - online violence

Panel discussion on cyber crime against women and girls on November 26, 2018 | ACUNS Vienna

26/11/2018News
The purpose of this event is to expose the social and psychological damage and long-term effects that Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) facilitated violence against women inflict upon its victims, including online harassment by strangers and ex-boyfriends, cyber-bullying, revenge-...
  • online violence
  • ICT-facilitated violence
  • cyber crime
  • ACUNS Vienna...
Global - online violence

2018 Report on online violence by UN Special Rapporteur on VAW | UN OHCHR

14/06/2018Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW, Dubravka Šimonović, analyses online violence and violence facilitated by information and communications technology (ICT) against women and girls from a human rights perspective. Report, as presented to the Human Rights Council, covers key definitions,...
  • online violence
  • VAW
  • cyber crime
  • cyber violence
  • ...
Mexico - femicide

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights 2003 report on Ciudad Juarez

07/03/2003Research, Analysis, Report, Study
IACHR report about the right of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to be free from violence and discrimination, including recommendations to assist the Mexican State in amplifying its efforts to respect and ensure this right.
  • IACHR
  • Ciudad Juarez
  • femicide
  • VAW
  • violence against women...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Ending Violence Against Women in Latin America: Feminist Norm Setting in a Multilevel Context

23/03/2016Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This paper seeks to contribute to a more dynamic understanding of norm diffusion by examining the processes of multilevel norm setting to end VAW in Latin America.
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • feminist theory
  • norm setting
  • ...
Mexico - jurisdiction

Proposals for Analysis and Monitoring of the IACHR's "Cotton Field" Case Sentence | Heinrich Böll Stiftung

01/12/2013Jurisprudence
The objective of this publication is to aid closer understanding of the contents and the monitoring of the Cotton Case judgement. Points and proposals that seek to facilitate analysis and debate of the sentence are highlighted.
  • Mexico
  • cotton case
  • ruling
  • prosecution
  • discrimination...

Femicide in Mexico Has More Than Doubled Since 2007 | Global Citizen

14/12/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
A recent report from Mexico’s interior department, the National Women’s Institute, and UN Women reveals that violence against women is nearly as high as it was at its peak in 2012 and more than twice as high as it was in 2007.
  • femicide
  • Mexico
  • data
  • statistics
  • government
  • UN...
Global - human rights

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15/09/1995Landmark Document
The Platform for Action imagines a world where each woman and girl can exercise her freedoms and choices, and realize all her rights, such as to live free from violence, to go to school, to participate in decisions and to earn equal pay for equal work.
  • Beijing Declaration
  • Platform for Action
  • VAW
  • violence against women...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Follow-up Mechanism to the Belém do Pará Convention (MESECVI) (2004)

01/01/2004Landmark Document
The Belém do Pará Convention established for the first time the development of mechanisms for the protection and defense of women's rights in the struggle to eliminate violence against their physical, sexual and psychological integrity, in both the public and private spheres. The effective...
  • Belém do Pará Convention
  • MESECVI
  • mechanism
  • convention
  • ...
Global - VAW

UNGA Declaration on the Elimination of Violence Against Women 48/104 (1993)

20/12/1993Landmark Document
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.
  • UNGA
  • resolution
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • ...

Explore the Facts: Violence Against Women | UN Women

01/01/2018Official Data, Facts, Statistics
This fantastic interactive platform exposes the various forms of abuse that women endure.
  • statistics
  • facts
  • intimate partner violence
  • violence against women...
Honduras - VAW

Status of Violence Against Women in Honduras

01/06/2014Research, Analysis, Report, Study
2014 report by feminist organizations submitted to the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW: " Honduras has been rated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as the country with the highest homicide rate in the world from 2010 until 2012, when the most recent report was issued. From 2005...
  • Honduras
  • VAW
  • Special Rapporteur on VAW
  • Report
  • NGO
  • ...

Key facts on VAW / intimate partner violence | WHO

29/11/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
WHO key facts on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, according to population-level surveys based on reports. 1 in 3, or 35%, of women have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner
  • WHO
  • surveys
  • populations
  • Fact Sheet
  • facts
  • ...
Brazil - VAW

Video: Meet the Activists Fighting to End VAW in Brazil | UN Women

07/12/2016Advocacy, Campaign
Sueny Dos Santos Nogueira is a Brazilian activist fighting to end violence against women in her community near Rio de Janeiro. Nogueira is one of the participants of a programme by Casa da Mulher Trabalhadora (CAMTRA – the “House of Women Workers”).
  • activists
  • Brazil
  • fight
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • ...

CEDAW General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence Against Women

14/07/2017Policies and Guidelines
25 years after recommendation No.19 on VAW, this document complements and updates the guidance to States parties and elaborates on the gender-based nature of this form of violence.
  • CEDAW
  • recommendations
  • gender-based violence
  • violence against women...
Turkey - femicide

Nearly 2,000 Women Killed in Eight Years in Turkey | Hürriyet

26/11/2017News
Violence against women and femicides continue to be major problems in Turkey, with statistics showing that current preventive measures are far from sufficient. Nearly 2,000 women have been killed over the past eight years in Turkey, according to statistics gathered by a website tracking femicides...
  • femicide
  • violence against women
  • VAW
  • Turkey
  • data
  • ...
Global - VAW

White Ribbon Campaign | EIGE

01/01/2018Advocacy, Campaign
Men and boys wearing the White Ribbon declare that they will never commit, excuse, or remain silent about men's violence against women. White Ribbon is one of the world’s largest male-led campaigns to end men’s violence against women.
  • campaign
  • white ribbon
  • EIGE
  • violence against women
  • VAW...
Global - VAW

UN Expert on Violence Against Women Urges Worldwide Adoption of Femicide Watch or Gender-related Killings Observatories | OHCHR

07/12/2017News
The UN Special Rapporteur on VAW calls for establishing a femicide watch to collect, analyze and review data at the national, regional and global level will galvanize the gathering of information on good practices with a view to protect all women and girls from gender-based violence.
  • Special Rapporteur
  • VAW
  • violence against women
  • femicide watches...
Global - femicide

Femicide Volume 8: Abuse and Femicide of the Older Women | ACUNS

01/12/2017Research, Analysis, Report, Study
The abuse and femicide of older women is one of the most widespread unpunished crimes. This volume aims to analyse the ways in which women, over the age of 55, are psychologically and physically mistreated around the globe.
  • femicide
  • elderly women
  • older women
  • abuse
  • violence against...
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of Violence against Women "Convention of Bélem do Pará" (1994)

01/01/1994Landmark Document
The Inter-American Convention on the Prevention, Punishment, and Eradication of Violence against Women (known as the Convention of Belém do Pará) calls for the first time for the establishment of mechanisms for protecting and defending women's rights as essential to combating the phenomenon of...
  • Bélem do pará
  • convention
  • violence against women
  • VAW
  • Human...
Europe - VAW

Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence (2011) | Council of Europe

01/01/2011Landmark Document
The Istanbul Convention is the major European convention that includes a framework to prevent femicide.
  • femicide
  • VAW
  • Council of Europe
  • Istanbul Convention
  • ...
Global - VAW

Comparison of The Istanbul Convention and the CEDAW Framework | Council of Europe

01/01/2018Policies and Guidelines
A comparison of key measures to prevent and combat violence against women.
  • Istanbul Convention
  • CEDAW
  • comparison
  • analysis
  • framework...
Sweden - VAW

Exploring Best Practices in Combatting VAW: Sweden | FEMM

01/04/2018Research, Analysis, Report, Study
This paper was produced by the Policy Department on Citizens’ Rights and Costitutional Affairs at the request of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality (FEMM). The paper examines the status of women in Sweden, a country known for its proven track record on gender equality: it delves...
  • European Parliament
  • best practices
  • Sweden
  • VAW
  • government...
Global - VAW

Global Plan of Action: Health Systems Address Violence Against Women and Girls | WHO

19/03/2016Policies and Guidelines
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.
  • violence against women and girls
  • VAW
  • WHO
  • health systems
  • ...