Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences

Introduction Ms. Dubravka Šimonovic (Croatia) was appointed as United Nations Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, in June 2015 by the UN Human Rights Council for an initial three years’ tenure. She took up office on 1 August 2015.

Domestic abuse killings ‘more than double’ amid Covid-19 lockdown

At least 16 suspected domestic abuse killings in the UK have been identified by campaigners since the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions were imposed, far higher than the average rate for the time of year, it has emerged. Karen Ingala Smith, the founder of Counting Dead Women, a pioneering project that records the killing of women byContinue reading “Domestic abuse killings ‘more than double’ amid Covid-19 lockdown”

COVID-19, conflict and sexual violence: reversing the burden of proof

Sexual violence in armed conflict, while prohibited by international humanitarian law, remains a

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