Sunday, October 7, 2012

Read On! U.N. Special Rapporteur Manjoo on violence against women with disabilities

As previously reported by yours truly, Hope Lewis, and by my fellow IntLawGrrls contributor Stephanie Ortoleva, here, here, and in a recent Report available here,violence against women and girls with disabilities is an important, but often overlooked aspect of gender-based violence.
Now comes word that Rashida Manjoo, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, has reported on this issue to the UN General Assembly and will discuss the matter further at meetings later in October.
To download the report, go to “Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences,”  UN General Assembly - Third Committee - Social, Humanitarian & Cultural – Documentation, UN Doc. A/67/227 (3 August 2012).

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