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Adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women, A/72/134
The Special Rapporteur on violence against women,
its causes and consequences, Ms. Dubravka Šimonović took up function as Special Rapporteur on 1 August 2015 and intends to,
inter alia, focus on the legal and policy frameworks of her mandate and the international human rights mechanisms to discuss the gap in incorporating and implementing the international and regional standards related to violence against women.
The Special Rapporteur considers that the discussion on the adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women initiated by the former mandate holder1should continue and she wishes to secure views from different stakeholders, including States, National Human Rights Institutions, Non-governmental organizations, as well as members of academia.
Taking into consideration the important role that different stakeholders play in reinforcing universal human rights standards, she would be very interested to receive input and views on the following questions:
All submissions should be sent by
1 October 2016 to
Deadline extended until 1 November 2016.
1. See A/HRC/29/27 and A/70/290
Individual Complaints Model Questionnaire
Consultations with civil society
Cooperation between global and regional women’s rights mechanisms
Stop violence against women in politics
Shelters and Protection Orders
Adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women
Online violence against women
Modalities for the establishment of femicides/gender-related killings watch
Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women OHCHR-UNOG,
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