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


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.,UNCHR,,,441182170,0.html.

Author: Yakin Ertürk



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.


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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