Operations
Global - femicide

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

11/02/2014Landmark Document
In this 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.
  • femicide
  • resolution
  • General Assembly
  • UNGA
  • best practices...
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
  • ...
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...
Latin America and the Caribbean - femicide

Latin American Model Protocol for the Investigation of Gender-related Killings of Women (femicide/feminicide) (2015)

01/01/2015Landmark Document
This protocol is a practical tool, designed to be applied by the people responsible for carrying out the investigation and prosecution of these acts. It was developed by the Regional Office for Central America of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) with the support of the Americas and...
  • femicide
  • protocol
  • guideline
  • recommendations
  • UN Women...
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
  • ...