UN Human Rights Treaties
last updated July 2020
Violence against women is recognized in international law as a violation of human rights. The past two decades have seen numerous resolutions from the UN General Assembly on violence against women. This section will review the international treaties and resolutions impacting violence against women. Since many of these treaties went into force, monitoring bodies have interpreted them to include specific obligations to protect women from domestic violence and violence against women. Monitoring bodies interpret treaties through General Recommendations or General Comments.