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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OMCT convenes meeting with NGOs from around the world how to fight torture amid greater threats to human rights

November 21, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Events

Sri Lanka:  OMCT & GJC report to CAT: Sri Lankan laws condone torture of women and girls

November 14, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka:  Joint alternative report on Sri Lanka submitted before the Committee Against Torture

October 20, 2016  |  Statements  |  Sri Lanka

Burundi:  Alternative report for the examination of Burundi before the upcoming session of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

October 17, 2016  |  Statements  |  Burundi

OMCT and SOS Torture network call on all humans to honour torture victims & take action

June 27, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Statements

Interview with Noémie Kocher, OMCT Ambassador

June 27, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Events

Burundi : Les représentants de la société civile appellent le Burundi à collaborer avec le Comité contre la Torture des Nations Unies et à soumettre son rapport spécial dans les meilleurs délais.

June 7, 2016  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements

HRC 31 - Statement - Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

March 8, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements

La 14e édition du FIFDH ouvre ses portes au public genevois

March 1, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Events

FIFDH to open debate on human rights amid "climate change"

February 24, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Events

Egypt:  Ongoing harassment against El Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation for Victims of Violence and Torture

February 23, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Egypt:  Joint Statement: El Nadim Center must not be silenced

February 22, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Egypt

Joint Statement on the 27th session of the Human Rights Council: Annual Discussion, Integration of a Gender Perspective

September 18, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Statements

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