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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Congo, Democratic Republic:  Mission de plaidoyer : les femmes défenseurs des droits de l’homme du Nord et du Sud Kivu interpellent les autorités congolaises

February 17, 2014  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Stop Violence Against Women in North and South Kivu!

November 25, 2013  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  The OMCT and the SFVS recall to the State of DRC its obligations to protect women human rights defenders

September 27, 2013  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Sri Lanka:  Remembering Sunila: A Tribute to the life and work of Sunila Abeysekera

September 17, 2013  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Sri Lanka

UPR 2014: Check OMCT's joint contributions on DRC and Nicaragua

September 17, 2013  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Congo, Democratic Republic, Nicaragua

Annual Discussion on Integration of a Gender Perspective - Joint statement of the WHRD International Coalition

September 12, 2013  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Statements

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict - Joint oral statement

September 10, 2013  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Press Release : The Democratic Republic of Congo in front of the CEDAW : violence against women must stop in North and South Kivu !

July 11, 2013  |  Events  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  55th session of the CEDAW: Report on violence against women in North and South

July 10, 2013  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  First training workshop on the effective use of human rights mechanisms to eradicate violence against women in North and South Kivu

May 2, 2013  |  Events  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Appel à candidatures - Séminaires de formation à l’intention de défenseurs des droits fondamentaux des femmes du Nord et Sud-Kivu

March 12, 2013  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Events  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

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