UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Input by the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights in response to the Call for femicide related data and information


This letter covers input from the Netherlands Institute for Human Rights in response to a request for femicide-related statistics and information. This letter is written to the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women. One of the main arguments made in the article is that no national femicide watch or observatory on violence against women in the Netherlands is present while it should be present according to GREVIO, an independent expert body responsible for monitoring the implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence. GREVIO assessed how well the Netherlands has implemented the Istanbul Convention. The government was given advice from GREVIO regarding the necessity of bettering data collection and improving the coordination of initiatives against violence against women. Despite a lack of a gender sensitive apporach and systematic data collection, the government set up a National Centre of Expertise on Honor-Related Crimes, which served as the foundation for a study known as theDutch Homicide Monitor. This research project is discussed in more detail. Finally, information regarding administrative data is presented.





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