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15 YEARS OF THE UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, ITS CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES (1994-2009) - A CRITICAL REVIEW

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Yakin Ertürk

The establishment of the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women (SRVAW) mandate and the appointment of an incumbent in 1994 was part of a series of developments that finally accorded explicit recognition to violence against women (VAW) as a human rights concern within the United Nations. Thirteen years after the coming to force of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - the "Women's International Bill of Rights" - the expert committee monitoring the convention adopted general Recommendation 19 in 1992, thus filling a major gap in the convention. In 1993, at the Vienna Conference, the international community officially recognized VAW as a human rights violation, and the same year the General Assembly adopted the Declaration on the Elimination of Violence against Women (DEVAW). These developments set the stage for the creation of a special mechanism to monitor VAW worldwide.

 

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