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Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/26/38/Add.3, 18 June 2014: Azerbaijan

IV. Challenges in fulfilling the State’s obligation to act with due diligence to eliminate violence against women

E. Remedies for specific groups at risk

79. The Special Rapporteur heard of the particular distress experienced by women with disabilities, the severe discrimination that they were facing in particular in accessing education and employment, and the lack of adequate assistance from the State. She regretted that very little official information was made available in this regard. Furthermore, the Special Rapporteur did not receive information about possible violence and/or discrimination faced by women in same sex-relationships and transgendered women.

V. Conclusions and recommendations

Statistics and data collection

87. The Special Rapporteur recommends that the Government:

(c) Conduct regular analysis of data, to understand the different trends and evolutions of manifestations of violence against women, including marginalized women such as IDP women, women with disabilities, women in same-sex relationships and transgendered women;

Link to full text of the report: Report-SRVAW-Azerbaijan-2014-eng