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SOGI UN keywords Archives: Violence against women

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/VCT/CO/4-8, 24 July 2015: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Violence against women 20.The Committee welcomes the adoption in April 2015 of the Domestic Violence Act, which broadens the definition of domestic violence by including not only physical violence but also sexual, psychological and economic violence. The Committee also notes with appreciation the adoption in 2015 of an […]

Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, A/HRC/29/27, 10 June 2015

[Sourced from the advance unedited version.] 13. Concrete efforts to lobby for a specific instrument on women’s rights began in 1995, largely led by non-governmental organizations (NGOs) working in the field of women’s rights. The first Special Rapporteur on Rights of Women in Africa was appointed in 1999; she supported the efforts of NGOs to […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/29/27/Add.2, 19 May 2015: United Kingdom

II. Manifestations of violence against women and girls, its causes and consequences A. Violence in the family 13. The Government’s Forced Marriage Unit gave advice or support related to forced marriage in 1,302 cases in 2013. Victims included people thought to be at potential risk, those going through forced marriage, and those who had already […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, A/HRC/29/37/Add.4, 6 May 2015: Turkey

Summary During the period under review, killings due to excessive use of force by security officers and killings of members of vulnerable groups persisted. Some measures taken by the State, including a draft law that would increase the powers of the police to use force, appear to take regressive steps. The Government of Turkey has […]

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, A/HRC/29/27/Add.1, 31 March 2015: Honduras

III. Manifestations of violence against women B. Violence against women in the community 17. Violence against sex workers is escalating. The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community is also facing escalating violence; the Special Rapporteur was informed that 107 members of this community were murdered between 1994 and October 2012 in the departments of […]

Concluding Observations, CEDAW/C/ECU/CO/8-9, 6 March 2015: Ecuador

C. Principal areas of concern and recommendations Legislation on discrimination against women 10.The Committee acknowledges the adoption of the Comprehensive Organic Criminal Code, which states that femicide (art. 146) and discrimination on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation and other grounds (art. 176) constitute criminal conduct. It also welcomes the State party’s comprehensive […]