The priority theme of the fifty-first session of the Commission was the elimination of all forms of violence and discrimination against the girl child. The fifty-first session also considered violence against women as an emerging issue. One of the two priority themes of the forty-seventh session of the Commission in 2003 was women’s human rights and elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls. The Commission addressed violence against women at its forty-second session in 1998, as one of four priority themes.
Elimination of all forms of discrimination and violence against the girl child (2007)
Ending female genital mutilation (Resolution 51/2 of 2007, contained in E/CN.6/2007/9)
Reports of the Secretary-General
Joint dialogue between the Commission on the Status of Women and the Statistics Commission to consider the development of indicators on violence against women, 28 February 2008
Interactive expert panel: "Elimination of all forms of violence against women: follow up to the Secretary-General’s in-depth study at national and international levels", 1 March 2007