New Report: UN Expert Calls for More Effective Implementation of Global Standards to Eliminate Violence against Women
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:15 AM

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, has released a new report on “the adequacy of the international framework on violence against women.” The report, based on two years of research and collaboration with other experts, found a “growing consensus” on the need to strengthen and clarify international and regional standards on violence against women to eliminate implementation gaps in national laws and policies. The Special Rapporteur said a global implementation plan to address these gaps would include improved data collection on all forms of violence women, adequate provision of protective orders and shelter for survivors of violence, as well as other measures to boost protection for women and “stamp out violence against them.”

Compiled from: UN must Prioritise Women’s Protection amid States’ Inadequate Action, urges Special Rapporteur, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights News (October 6, 2017).