Crimes of honour in UN General Assembly Resolution - now available in 19 languages
Crimes of Honor UN Resolution in 19 Languages - Working towards the elimination of crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honour.
In October 2004 the United Nations General Assembly passed a historic Resolution (A/C.3/59/L.25: 15 October 2004) on the elimination of crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honour. The Resolution stressed the need to treat all forms of violence against women and girls, including crimes committed in the name of honour, as a criminal offence, punishable by law; emphasized such crimes are incompatible with all religious and cultural values; called upon all States to continue to intensify efforts to prevent and eliminate crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honour, which take many different forms, by using legislative, administrative and programmatic measures; and requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of the present resolution in his report on the question of violence against women to the General Assembly at its sixtieth session. The importance of this General Assembly Resolution has been translated into 19 languages.