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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 4: Taking Action

This is the fourth volume of the ACUNS Femicide series that focuses on taking action
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Sep 16, 2015
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This is now the fourth volume of “Femicide: A Global Issue that Demands Action” since the 2012 report of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, which listed the various forms of femicide. While the international community condemns the killing of women in the name of honour, targeted sexual violence in war, female infanticide and sex-selective foeticide, female genital mutilation and child marriage, these practices continue.

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Femicide, A Global Issue that Demands Action, Volume 2: Istanbul Convention

Second volume of the ACUNS Femicide series on forced marriage, VAW and the Istanbul Convention
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May 15, 2014
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On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, ACUNS Vienna organized its second annual symposium, focusing on “Forced Marriage, Violence against Women and the Istanbul Convention.” The symposium brought together high-ranking diplomats, representatives from UNFPA, UN Women, UNICEF, OHCHR, and UNODC, with the President of the Austrian Parliament, Ms. Barbara Prammer, who addressed the meeting. The leading proponents of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women, Ms.

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Background paper on gender-related killing of women and girls, Open-ended Intergovernmental Expert Group Meeting on gender-related killing of women and girls, 11-13 November 2014

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On 18 December 2013, the General Assembly adopted resolution 68/191, entitled "Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls", which originated at the 2013 session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.

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UN General Assembly 2015 Resolution on femicide

GA Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 17 December 2015 on the report of the Third Committee (A/70/490) 70/176. Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls
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UNGA Resolution 2014 "Taking action against gender-related killing of women and girls"

A/RES/68/191 , 11 February 2014

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