The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women monitors steps taken by States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. The Special Rapporteur on violence against women, including its causes and consequences significantly contributes to the common effort to address violence against women.
The work of the United Nations to address all forms and manifestations of violence against women has gained new momentum with the launching, on 9 October 2006, of the Secretary-General’s in-depth study on all forms of violence against women and the adoption by the General Assembly, on 19 December 2006, of an action-oriented resolution on the “Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women”: A/RES/61/143 [ Arabic | Chinese | English | French | Russian | Spanish ]
In December 2003, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to prepare an in-depth study on all forms and manifestations of violence against women (A/RES/58/185). The extensive preparatory process for the study involved Member States, entities of the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations, advocates, academics, experts and practitioners. The momentum generated must now be carried forward so as to ensure that the recommendations made in the study are implemented.