Tackling Violence Against Women

The Tackling Violence Against Women website details what States are required to do by international human rights law to prevent violence against women and girls.

All forms of gender-based violence against women are named as crimes in international law. As a result, States are required to take effective and comprehensive action to prevent, investigate, and prosecute perpetrators, and provide reparations to the women and girls who are affected so that they can make a complete recovery.

The Tackling Violence Against Women website makes human rights standards and jurisprudence accessible so that individuals can understand what transformative change is needed in the laws and practices where they are based.

On this website you will find:

  • Case summaries that show the diversity and persistence of violence against women and how it’s interconnected with demographic, society, and identity factors. The dimensions of violence that emerge form a complex picture which must be recognised by states and international institutions if violence against all women and girls is to be eradicated.
  • Resources on the growing body of jurisprudence, recommendations, and reports aimed at tackling violence against women and girls. This documents from human rights courts, treaty bodies, and other institutions such as the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women.
  • A timeline of pivotal moments from across the world in the work to end violence against women.
  • The In Visibility blog series includes contributions from feminists around the world whose work has brought women’s lived experiences into the public sphere. In this series, they share the readings, role models, and advocacy efforts that have inspired their journey.

Visit The Tackling Violence Against Women website here.