UN Secretary-General's study on violence against women (2006)

An in-depth study on all forms of violence against women.

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©Division for the Advancement of Women
Publication Date: 2006
Author/Publisher: Division for the Advancement of Women of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations Secretariat
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian

Download: PDFs are available in the following languages:
Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian

Mandate

On 22 December 2003, the General Assembly of the United Nations requested the Secretary-General to conduct an in-depth study on all forms of violence against women (resolution 58/185). The study is expected to provide:

  • A statistical overview on all forms of violence against women;
  • The causes of violence against women;
  • The medium and long-term consequences of violence against women;
  • The health, social and economic costs of violence against women; and
  • Best practice examples for combating and eliminating violence against women.

The study will also propose action-oriented recommendations, including on effective remedies and prevention and rehabilitation measures.

Forms and manifestations of violence against women that will be considered in the study are identified in a number of documents, including the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled “Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century”, as well as relevant resolutions of the General Assembly and the Commission on Human Rights. The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and general recommendation 19 of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will also guide the study.

For more information, visit: http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/vaw/

 


 

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