This is our brief history of the struggle for freedom from violence against women. It focusses on developments in the international human rights framework but includes challenges, achievements, some key events and quotes – good and bad.
Highlighting significant cases that have changed the way we understand states obligations to end violence against women.
The COVID-19 crisis has brought much attention to domestic violence, but why has this invisible pandemic not been addressed before now?
The Istanbul Convention is the most far-reaching international treaty aimed at tackling violence against women and domestic violence.
The Belém do Pará Convention is the world’s first binding international treaty recognising violence against women as a human rights violation.
Known as the ‘Bill of Rights for Women’, CEDAW remains one of the most important instruments for tackling gender-based violence.