Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women Report to UN General Assembly 2011

Rashida Manjoo
Publication Date: 
August, 2011

This is the first written report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo, to the General Assembly, pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/187. The report provides an overview of the mandate’s work and main findings and the challenges it continues to encounter, and presents specific recommendations to address violence against women through a holistic framework based on States’ obligations to respect, protect and fulfil the human rights of women and girls.

It includes among themes violence against women in the four spheres:

  • Violence in the Family
  • Violence in the Community
  • Violence Perpetrated or Condoned by the State
  • Violence in the Transnational Arena

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