UN Resolution on Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women: ensuring due diligence in prevention
UN Resolution 14/12 on the ‘Accelerating efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women: ensuring due diligence in prevention’ was adopted by the Human Rights Council on 18 June 2010.
It stresses states’ responsibility to eliminate all forms of violence against women and girls and calls upon states to initiate and support the empowerment of women. Women should also “have the right to have control over and decide freely and responsibly on matters relating to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health, free of coercion, discrimination and violence”.
To implement these measures amongst others, the resolution “calls upon States to support initiatives undertaken by women’s groups, international and non-governmental organizations, the private sector, media, faith and community groups and other relevant civil society actors aimed at promoting gender equality and the full enjoyment of all human rights by women and girls, and raising awareness of and preventing violence against women and girls”.Download PDF