Operations

SRVAW Dubravka Šimonovic on the 'pandemic of femicide' | UN OHCHR

25/11/2020Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This statement issued by Dubravka Šimonovic, special rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, reiterates her call for States to establish national femicide watches or observatories around the world to end the "pandemic of femicide". 
Latin America and the Caribbean - jurisdiction

Inter-American Model Law on the Prevention, Punishment and Eradication of the Gender-Related Killing of Women and Girls | OAS

15/03/2019Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
Even though the Committee of Experts (CEVI) of the OAS adopted the Declaration on Femicide more than ten years ago, the gap between the existence of laws that criminalize this behavior and the punishment of those responsible for the crimes, unfortunately, persists. This new Inter-American...
Switzerland - femicide

2016 original call for national Femicide Watches | UN SRVAW

23/09/2016Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
In her September 2016 report to the UNGA, the UN Special Rapporteur on VAW addresses the topic of femicide, or the gender-related killing of women, and proposes the establishment at the global, national and regional levels of a “femicide watch” and observatories on violence against...
Global - human rights

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

15/09/1995Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
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.
Global - femicide

UNGA Resolution 68/191 (2014) on Taking Action against Gender-related Killing of Women and Girls

11/02/2014Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
In this landmark resolution member states were invited to provide UNODC with information related to best practices and other relevant information related to the investigation and prosecution of gender-related killing of women and girls.
Latin America and the Caribbean - VAW

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

01/01/2004Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
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...