Violence against women

In spite of the growing international awareness of the problem and the declared willingness of States to fight gender-based violence, women and girls continue to suffer disproportionately from violence, both in peacetime and in the context of armed conflict, at the hands of family members, intimate partners, community members and State agents. The violence is often of a sexual nature. Instead of taking responsibility, States frequently ignore or deny violence against women, or justify the abuse with a reference to “culture”. The perpetrators of violence against women often escape punishment and its victims rarely receive reparation. Through partnership, empowerment and gender mainstreaming, and by acting on its root causes, OMCT seeks to contribute to the prevention, reduction and, ultimately, elimination of violence against women. [Read more…]

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Statement of the WHRD International Coalition on Women Human Rights Defenders Day

November 29, 2012  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Statements

Mexico:  Call for justice for the women of Atenco, after 6 years of violence, discrimination and impunity

May 3, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL - 19th session (27 February – 23 March 2012)

March 1, 2012  |   Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Events

India:  Lack of due diligence by the police in a rape case_Fear for the safety of the victim and her family

December 23, 2011  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Mexico:  Press release: Five years later, the OMCT remains very concerned about the ongoing impunity with regard to the serious events in San Salvador Atenco

May 4, 2011  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Colombia:  New murder of transgender woman in Cali. OMCT is seriously concerned about the safety and personal integrity of the members of community LGBT

March 31, 2011  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

India:  India: Rape of a 16 year-old Dalit girl, impunity of the perpetrators and serious threats against the victim

February 2, 2011  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Colombia:  Colombia: Murders of transgender women and violations of rights of LGBT people in Valle del Cauca.

January 27, 2011  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Israel:  Follow-up of case ISR 160210_ISR 160210.VAW_Renewal of the administrative detention order of Ms. Hana Yahya Shalabi and harsh conditions of detention

December 16, 2010  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel

Mexico:  Sexual torture of women in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico: four and a half years after

December 16, 2010  |  Reports and Publications  |  Mexico

Nepal:  Follow-up of case NPL 031210_NPL 031210.VAW_New allegations of ill-treatment_OMCT fears for the safety of Mr. Gyan Bahadur Balami, Ms. Hermin Ratu and Mr. Iman

December 10, 2010  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Nepal:  Nepal: Alleged torture and ill-treatment in police custody including sexual abuse, with the purpose of extracting a confession

December 3, 2010  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Congo, Democratic Republic:  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25, 2010  |  Events  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Switzerland:  Switzerland criticized once again by the UN: article 50 of the Aliens Act must be modified

November 23, 2010  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Switzerland

Switzerland:  note to the DESC Committee - Discrimination and marital violence against women in precarious status in Switzerland

September 21, 2010  |  Reports and Publications  |  Switzerland