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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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

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