This page will highlight international standards, special mechanisms and resources on violence against women.
Violence Against Women
Special Rapporteur for violence against women Mandate || Reports
CEDAW General Recommendation 19 on VAW
GA Declaration on violence against women, 1993
Declaration on the Protection of Women and Children in Emergency and Armed Conflict
Inter American Convention on prevention, punishment and eradication of violence against women (Convention of Belem do para), 1994
A critical review: 15 yrs of United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences (1995 – 2009)
Discrimination (Employment and Occupation) Convention: International Labour Organisation, 1958
Recommendation 111 of the Convention defines sexual harassment at workplace as discrimination.
UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power, 1985
Addressing rape as a human rights violation, the role of international human rights norms and instruments, IWRAW Occasional Paper series no. 10
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Opportunities and challenges for legal redress in Asia and the Pacific, IWRAW Ocassional Paper Series no. 7
Sexual harassment at work: National and international responses, Conditions of Work and Employment Series No. 2, ILO