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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Nepal:  Follow-up of case NPL 180908/ NPL 180908.VAW_No effective investigation into torture and ill-treatment allegations_Risk of impunity

December 8, 2008  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Kenya:  Violence against women and children in Kenya

December 3, 2008  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Kenya

Kenya:  Kenya: The UN Committee Against Torture issues recommendations addressing the economic, social and cultural root causes of violence in Kenya

November 28, 2008  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kenya

Colombia:  Ill-treatment and harassment of trans women by police in Cali

November 26, 2008  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Campaigning for the Elimination of Gender Violence

November 25, 2008  |  Urgent Interventions

16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM AGAINST GENDER VIOLENCE - NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 10, 2008

November 24, 2008  |  Events

Nicaragua:  Concerns in the United Nations with regard to the conditions of detention and ill-treatment of detainees

November 4, 2008  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

Nicaragua:  Human Rights Violations in NICARAGUA - Shadow Report To The Human Rights Committee - 94º Session - October 2008

October 22, 2008  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Nicaragua

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - 42nd session - 20 October to 7 November 2008, Geneva

October 20, 2008  |  Events

Nepal:  Follow-up of case NPL 180908_NPL 180908.VAW_Torture victim has been transferred to DPO Morang

October 1, 2008  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Nicaragua:  OMCT supports National Walk for the restitution of therapeutic abortion on 26 September 2008

September 25, 2008  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

Kyrgyzstan:  Torture including threat of rape on woman by police

September 23, 2008  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kyrgyzstan

Nepal:  Torture and gender-based degrading treatment on woman by police_Fear for safety

September 18, 2008  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

African Women’s Day - Violence against women in Africa: from discrimination to impunity - A call for ratification and implementation of the Maputo Protoco

August 7, 2008  |  Urgent Interventions

India:  Risk of impunity in the case of atempted rape of a woman by BSF personnel

August 6, 2008  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India