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Combatting and Preventing Violence against Women: from CEDAW to Istanbul and beyond

  • 12 January 2017
  • Speaker: Dubravka Šimonović
  • Chair: Christine Chinkin
  • #LSEVAW
Dubravka Šimonovic

Violence against women and girls occurs in every country in the world and takes many forms. It is a manifestation of gender inequality and a human rights violation.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, is an independent expert with an ambitious global remit. The UN SR-VAW seeks and responds to information and makes recommendations at international, regional and national levels.

In this event, the current post-holder, Dubravka Šimonović, will talk about priorities for her mandate, current developments, and the persistent challenges faced by those working to combat violence against women. 

Dr Dubravka Šimonović is United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences and Visiting Professor in Practice at the Centre for Women, Peace and Security.

Further resources 

More about the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences 

More about CEDAW – the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 

More about the Istanbul Convention – the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence

Event recording

Audio recording of the event

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