There is no provision in either the Declaration (DEDAW) or Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (the Convention) that explicitly addresses violence against women. This contrasts with the ICERD Article 4(a) which requires States parties to declare as ‘an offence punishable by law … all acts of violence … against any race or group of persons of another colour or ethnic origin’. Instead, States parties’ obligations with respect to the elimination of violence against women have been developed by a number of international...
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