Report on Violence against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, Addendum, Mission to Afghanistan (9 to 19 July 2005)

Citation:

Ertürk, Yakin. 2006. “Report on Violence against Women, Its Causes and Consequences, Addendum, Mission to Afghanistan (9 to 19 July 2005).” United Nations Commission on Human Rights. http://www.refworld.org/publisher,UNCHR,,,441182170,0.html.

Author: Yakin Ertürk

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Summary:

This report contains the findings of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, following her official visit to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from 9 to 19 July 2005. It addresses the diverse forms of violence against women in the country within the context of conflict and post-conflict situations and key measures and initiatives needed to ensure the protection and promotion of the rights of women and the elimination of violence against women.

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In view of these challenges, the Special Rapporteur makes recommendations to the Government of Afghanistan, the international community and non-governmental organizations under seven broad categories: State-building and sense of citizenry; family and criminal law; public awareness and targeted information campaigns on women’s rights; the situation of women in detention; expanding and strengthening safe houses; data collection and research; prioritizing women’s human rights and the elimination of discrimination against women in public policy. (Ertürk, 2006, p. 2).

Topics: Armed Conflict, Gender, Women, Gender-Based Violence, Justice, Post-Conflict, Rights, Human Rights, Women's Rights, Violence Regions: Asia, South Asia Countries: Afghanistan

Year: 2006

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