Annual thematic reports  of the Special Rapporteur

In accordance with the mandate's founding resolution (1994/45) the Special Rapporteur submits thematic reports annually to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) session in June (formerly, the Commission on Human Rights), and to the UN General Assembly (GA) in October (resolution 7/24).

As of 2007, the Special Rapporteur also reports orally to the Commission on the Status of Women (resolution 7/24). Since 2017, the Special Rapporteur has the possibility to hold consultations or participate in the work of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (resolution 32/19).

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Human Rights Council


Year and session
Document symbol and link
Title and link

2021
47th session HRC

A/HRC/47/26

Rape as a grave, systematic and widespread human rights violation, a crime and a manifestation of gender-based violence against women and girls, and its prevention
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2020
44th session HRC

A/HRC/44/52

Violence against women journalists
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2019
41st session HRC

A/HRC/41/42

Twenty-five years of the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences: an analysis of its evolution, current challenges and the way forward
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A/HRC/41/42/Corr.1

Corrigendum

2018
38th session HRC

A/HRC/38/47

Online violence against women and girls
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2017
35th session HRC

A/HRC/35/30

A human rights-based approach to integrated services and protection measures on violence against women, with a focus on shelters and protection orders
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2016
32nd session HRC

A/HRC/32/42

Vision-setting report

A/HRC/32/42/Corr.1

Corrigendum

2015
29th session HRC

A/HRC/29/27

Existing legal standards and practices regarding violence against women in three regional human rights systems and activities being undertaken by civil society regarding the normative gap in international human rights law

A/HRC/29/27/Add.5

Addendum to the thematic report A/HRC/29/27

2014
26th session HRC

A/HRC/26/38

Violence against women: Twenty years of developments to combat violence against women

2013
23rd session HRC 

A/HRC/23/49

State responsibility for eliminating violence against women

A/HRC/23/49/Add.5

Addendum - Summary report of the regional consultations on State responsibility and violence against women (2011 to 2013)

2012
20th session HRC 

A/HRC/20/16

Gender-related killings of women

A/HRC/20/16/Add.4

Addendum - Summary report on the expert meeting on gender-motivated killings of women

2011
17th session HRC 

A/HRC/17/26

Multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination and violence against women

A/HRC/17/26/Add.1

Addendum – Report on Communications sent to States and replies received

2010
14th session 
HRC

A/HRC/14/22

Reparations to women who have been subjected to violence

A/HRC/14/22/Add.1

Addendum – Report on Communications sent to States and replies received

2009
11th session 
HRC

A/HRC/11/6

Political economy of women's human rights

A/HRC/11/6/Add.1

Addendum - Report on Communications sent to States and replies received

A/HRC/11/6/Add.5

Addendum - 15 years of the mandate on violence against women, its causes and consequences (1994-2009): A critical review

A/HRC/11/6/Add.6

Addendum - Political economy and violence against women

2008
7th session 
HRC

A/HRC/7/6

Indicators on violence against women and State response

A/HRC/7/6/Add.1 

Addendum - Report on Communications sent to States and replies received

A/HRC/7/6/Add.5

Addendum - The Next Step: Developing Transnational Indicators on Violence Against Women

2007
4th session HRC

A/HRC/4/34

Intersections between culture and violence against women

A/HRC/4/34/Add.1

Addendum - Report on Communications sent to States and replies received


Commission on Human Rights (replaced by the UN Human Rights Council in 2007)

Year and session
Document symbol and link
Title and link

2006
62nd session CHR

E/CN.4/2006/61

The due diligence standard as a tool for the elimination of violence against women

E/CN.4/2006/61/Add.1

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

2005
61st session CHR

E/CN.4/2005/72

Intersections of violence against women and HIV/AIDS 

E/CN.4/2005/72/Add.1

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

2004 
60th session CHR

E/CN.4/2004/66

Towards an effective implementation of international norms to end violence against women

E/CN.4/2004/66/Add.1

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

2003 
59th session CHR

E/CN.4/2003/75 and Corr.1

Integration of the human rights of women and the gender perspective

E/CN.4/2003/75/Add.1

Addendum - International, regional and national developments in the area of violence against women

E/CN.4/2003/75/Add.2

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

A/58/421

The situation of women and girls in Afghanistan 

2002 
58th session CHR

E/CN.4/2002/83

Cultural practices in the family that constitute violence towards women

E/CN.4/2002/83/Add.1

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

2001
57th session CHR

E/CN.4/2001/73

Violence against women perpetrated and/or condoned by the State during times of armed conflict (1997-2000) 

E/CN.4/2001/73/Add.1

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

E/CN.4/2001/73/Add.2

Addendum - Mission to Bangladesh, Nepal and India

A/CONF.189/PC.3/5

Race, gender and violence against women 

2000 
56th session CHR

E/CN.4/2000/68

Trafficking in women, women’s migration and violence against women.

E/CN.4/2000/68/Add.1

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

E/CN.4/2000/115

The situation of human rights in East Timor

1999 
55th session CHR

E/CN.4/1999/68

Violence against women in the family

E/CN.4/1999/68/Add.1

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

 

E/CN.4/1999/68/Add.4

Addendum - Policies and practices that impact women's reproductive rights and contribute to, cause or constitute violence against women

1998 
54th session CHR

E/CN.4/1998/54

Violence perpetrated and/or condoned by the State, including violence in times of armed conflict

1997 
53rd session CHR

E/CN.4/1997/47

Violence in the Community, sexual violence, trafficking in women and women migrant workers 

E/CN.4/1997/47/Add.4

Addendum - Communications sent to States and replies received

1996 
52nd session CHR

E/CN.4/1996/53

Violence in the family and domestic violence 

1995
51st session CHR

E/CN.4/1995/42

Preliminary report


General Assembly   


Year and session
Document symbol and link
Title and link

2020
75th session GA

A/75/144

Intersection between the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the pandemic of gender-based violence against women, with a focus on domestic violence and the “peace in the home” initiative
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2019
74th session GA

A/74/137
Italian

A human rights-based approach to mistreatment and violence against women in reproductive health services with a focus on childbirth and obstetric violence
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2018
73rd session GA

A/73/301

Violence against women in politics
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2017
72nd session GA

A/72/134

Adequacy of the international legal framework on violence against women
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2016
71st session GA

A/71/398

Modalities for the establishment of femicides/gender-related killings watch
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2015
70th session GA

A/70/209

Closing the gap in international human rights law: lessons from three regional human rights systems on legal standards and practices regarding violence against women

2014
69th session GA

A/69/368

Violence against women as a barrier to the effective realization of all human rights

2013
68th session GA

A/68/340

Pathways to, conditions and consequences of incarceration for women

2012
67th session GA

A/67/227

Violence against women with disabilities

2011
66th session GA

A/66/215

Continuum of violence against women from the home to the transnational sphere: the challenges of effective redress


Commission on the Status of Women (oral report)


Year, session, link

2021 - 65th session CSW

2020 - 64th session CSW

2019 - 63rd session CSW

2018 - 62nd session CSW

2017 - 61st session CSW

2016 - 60th session CSW

2015 - 59th session CSW

2014 - 58th session CSW

2013 - 57th session CSW

2012 - 56th session CSW

2011 - 55th session CSW

2010 - 54th session CSW

2009 - 53rd session CSW

2008 - 52nd session CSW

2007 - 51st session CSW


Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (CCPCJ) - oral report


Year, session, link

2021 - 30th session

2020 - Cancelled due to Covid

2019 - 28th session  

2018 -27th session

2017 - 26th session



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