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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Greece:  Risk of deportation of a trafficking victim at risk of being tortured

May 25, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Greece

Japan:  Violations of Women's Rights in Japan: UN Experts Release Strong Recommendations

May 22, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Japan

Mexico:  OMCT urges the Mexican authorities to guarantee the rights of victims of sexual violence in Atenco

May 3, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Sudan:  Sentencing to death by stoning of two women on adultery charges

April 9, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Sudan

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women - 38th session - 14 May to 1 June 2007, New York

April 3, 2007  |  Events

Philippines:  Impunity of torture inflicted on a pregnant woman chaged with murder

April 2, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines

Mexico:  Investigation into the rape allegation resulting in the death of an indigenous woman

April 2, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Madagascar:  Human Rights in Madagascar - A shadow report to the UN Human Rights Committee

March 12, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Madagascar

Myanmar (ex-Burma):  Jailing of four minor girls gang-raped by members of the military

March 9, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Myanmar (ex-Burma)

Mexico:  Alleged rape of an elderly indigenous woman by members of the military results in her death

March 8, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

International Women’s Day focuses on Violence against Women and Girls.

March 8, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions

Philippines:  Health deterioration of Ms. Marilou Aligato and her foetus in detention

February 8, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines

Mexico:  OMCT considers the Mexican Supreme Court should investigate into the Atenco Case

February 2, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Iran:  Increasing attacks on Women Human Rights Defenders

January 30, 2007  |   Human Rights Defenders, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran

Philippines:  Torture and detention of a pregnant woman

January 29, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines