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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Kyrgyzstan:  Kyrgyzstan: Torture and ill-treatment resulting in end of pregnancy of a woman in police custody

September 12, 2006  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kyrgyzstan

Georgia: Concern for the implementation of measures to combat violence against women

September 8, 2006  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Georgia

OMCT-ASADHO: UN Committee's concern for violence against women and their status in the DRC

September 4, 2006  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Women and Human Rights - Statement of OMCT to the Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights - Item 6.a) of the Agenda

August 18, 2006  |  Statements

Mexico:  Joint press release (OMCT-PRODH-CLADEM): The State Perpetrator of Torture of Detained Women. Another case of impunity in Mexico.

August 17, 2006  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Georgia:  Violence against Women in Georgia

August 15, 2006  |  Reports and Publications  |  Georgia

Mexico:  State Violence Against Detained Women in Mexico: The San Salvador Atenco Case

August 15, 2006  |  Reports and Publications  |  Mexico

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Violence against Women in the DRC

August 15, 2006  |  Reports and Publications  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Violence Against Women, A Worldwide Phenomenon

August 3, 2006  |  Urgent Interventions

Sudan:  Sudan: Attack on 20 women, rape of 17 outside Kalma IDP Camp

July 28, 2006  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Sudan

Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women: 36th session from August 7th to 25th in New York

July 17, 2006  |  Events

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Democratic Republic of Congo: death threat against a young rape victim by pertrators

June 20, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Democratic Republic of Congo: rape of a girl and impunity of the perpetrators

June 20, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Brazil:  Human Rights Violations in Brazil - an NGO report to the United Nations, HRC 85th

May 30, 2006  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Brazil

Mexico: Atenco case: Police violence and sexual abuse of detained persons

May 18, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico