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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 - VAW

Major campaigns against VAW and femicide | Vienna Femicide Team

01/09/2018Grassroots, Advocacy, Campaigns
Helena Gabriel, member of the Vienna Femicide Team, provides a list of the most inspirational and effective campaigns against femicide, their purposes, outcomes and strategies.
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.
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 - VAW

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

20/12/1993Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
This landmark 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.

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

14/07/2017Policies, Guidelines, Jurisprudence
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.