Report on Documenting Women’s Human Rights Violations by Non-State Actors Released
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 10:00 AM

The International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development and Women Living Under Muslim Laws have released a new report, entitled Documenting Women’s Human Rights Violations by Non-State Actors.  Authored by Jan Bauer and Anissa Hélie, the report presents advocacy strategies from Muslim societies. The report presents the international legal and human rights framework for documenting  violations by non-state actors.  It also provides examples of how activists are using the human rights framework locally, nationally, regionally and internationally to document women’s human rights violations. Appendices in the report present resources, including a list of factors the perpetuate gender-based violence, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the CEDAW complaint form, a complaint form to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, and contact addresses and resources.