CEDAW Committee: General Recommendation No. 19 on Violence Against Women


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This General Recommendation by the CEDAW Committee highlights that violence against women is a form of discrimination and negatively impacts women globally.

The Committee reminds states of their obligation to eliminate this gendered violence and examines specific articles within the Convention towards the elimination of violence against women. It also makes specific recommendations to states to guide them to meet their obligations and achieve the means by which violence against women can be eliminated.

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