12 January 2017
Speaker: Dubravka Šimonović
Chair: Christine Chinkin
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.
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
Audio recording of the event