UN General Assembly 62nd Session
63a - Advancement of Women
63b - Implemention of the Outcome of the Fourth World Conference on Women
& the Twenty-Third Special Session of the General Assembly
70 - Promotion & Protection of Human Rights
UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
MS. YAKIN ERTURK
Oral Report of the Special
Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Its Causes & Consequences
.... Professor Erturk further elaborated upon "the intersections between culture and violence against women," which often resulted in categorizing the problem in a purely cultural realm, diverting attention from the larger systems of inequality also present....
....She called upon States to engage in a cultural negotiation with their communities and populations and to challenge cultural norms and values that have been used to commit human rights violations. She highlighted the many positive forms of culture that States should focus on instead of continuing to promote those which denied women their human rights.
Website Link to the Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/issues/women/rapporteur/index.htm
To leave the list, send your request by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.