Adoption of General Recommendation No. 35 on Gender-based Violence against Women, Updating General Recommendation No. 19

On behalf of the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, We are pleased to share with you the advanced, unedited text of the GR. We hope you can help us disseminate it and make of it an effective tool for enhanced protection of women and girls from all forms of violence.

The GR is currently being advertised in a facebook campaign, two posts of which have already been published:

“Look at how she was dressed – she was clearly asking for it”. Rape is a serious crime under any circumstance. It is…

Posted by United Nations Human Rights on Wednesday, 26 July 2017

In the name of so-called "honour", many women & girls today are being killed by relatives, or forced to commit suicide….

Posted by United Nations Human Rights on Tuesday, 25 July 2017

The Committee is planning a public event on 14 November to officially launch the Genera Recommendation. The event will be on webcast at the following link:


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